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#blogbookaday: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car

23 Apr

Twinkle Twinkle Little Car.jpgSummary:  “A little red car beeps good night to all of his four-wheeled friends in this fresh take on the classic song, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”

Twinkle, twinkle, little car,
how you love to travel far.
Now it’s time to go to bed.
But you want to drive instead.

It’s time for Little Car to go to sleep, but he isn’t tired yet! So he cruises around town saying goodnight to all of his friends, from the tractors in their shed to the buses and taxis in town to the cranes and diggers at the construction site. Finally exhausted, Little Car putt-putts home where at last his beep-beep dreams begin.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A little car is ready for bed yet so he goes on an adventure seeing all his friends – if you’ve got a kid who loves things-that-go, you’ve got to read this adorable bedtime book! I had a hard with the rhythm of the story and song pairing together, but if you sing the rhyming words, you’ll get some sort of rhythm out of it (mine probably wasn’t right, but it worked.) The illustrations are block prints which is different from other styles I’m used to and I love the texture it provides on the page. Overall, this is a sweet bedtime story for your little one who never stops going!

Personal Reaction: My nephew is two and a half and absolutely loves anything with wheels – he’s going to love this book! The little red car visits tractors, an airplane, the firehouse, a construction site, and a tug boat which means it’s right up his alley! I’ll definitely be sharing this story with him the next time I see him.

Title: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Car
Author: Kate Dopirak
Illustrator: Mary Peterson
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Date: February 13, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


Picture Book 10 for 10 – Sing Along

10 Aug

Picture Book 10 for 10 - Sing Along.png

There’s nothing as exciting as singing along to a picture book and gaining everyone’s attention – kids love music and song (regardless of how horribly you sing!) and if want to try to get attention in storytime, at home or while babysitting, try singing along instead of just reading – you’ll be amazed! I loved to sing along to books in storytime, it holds its own special power and really engages kids with the book. Here are ten titles that I’ve sang, chanted and loved – enjoy!

  1. If You’re Happy and You Know It: Jungle Edition by James Warhola
  2. Ten in the Bed by John Butler
  3. Down By the Station by Jennifer Riggs Vetter, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
  4. I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow
  5. Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera
  6. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean
  7. The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort, illustrated by C. Brian Karas
  8. There Was a Tree by Rachel Isadora
  9. Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  10. Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park, illustrated Ho Boek Lee

pb 10 for 10 015Check out all the amazing lists coming out for this awesome event, Picture Books 10 for 10, hosted by Reflect & Refine and Enjoy and Embrace Learning.

Picture Book Month Theme: Under the Sea

28 Nov


You’ll be seeing a lot of picture books on my blog throughout the month of November as we celebrate Picture Book Month.  You’ll definitely want to check out the website as picture book authors and illustrators will be posting an essay each day about the importance of picture books!  Check back daily for some great pictures surrounding a specific theme!

  1. Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
  2. I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
  3. Baby Beluga by Raffi
  4. Flotsam by David Wiesner
  5. Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt
  6. I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs
  7. Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone
  8. Way Down Deep In the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
  9. The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
  10. Barry the Fish With Fingers by Sue Hendra
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