Thursday, February 10, 2011

Book Review- Bob Staake's Look! A Book

Written & Illustrated By Bob Staake
Published by Little Brown Kids
Released on February 1st, 2011
Ages- For All Ages
Source- Little Brown
5 stars- Highly Recommend Picking It Up

Look! A book! A hook! A cowboy cook!
Weird and kooky things that go!
Some go fast and some go slow!
Can you find the squawking crow?

Go on a crazy seek-and-find adventure in this new picture book from award-winning artist Bob Staake. Die-cuts on every page draw readers into each themed scene and invite them to find the items hidden within the elaborately detailed spreads. From underwater worlds, to haunted houses and tree-top towns, there are endless details for readers to search for and discover. This inventive picture book format will have kids hooked from the very first die-cut page all the way through to the end where a gate-fold finale challenges them to go back for yet another look and even more surprises (quoted from Goodreads).

This is a fantastic book for kids! Not only are the pictures great and pages fun to look through, but Bob incorporates rhyming words and easy to read words, making this a book that K and 1st graders can read.

This book is one the whole family and/or the whole class can enjoy. One top of trying to find what is mentioned on each page, Bob has hidden things on each page that readers have to find, from baseballs to pineapples, red books and a lot more.

This is one book I definitely one I recommend picking up.

Lost on Spirit River Giveaway

Recently I had the chance to read and review Tommy Batchelor's recent release, Lost On Spirit River. You can read my review here

Tommy has graciously offered to giveaway one copy of his book. This is a great read for kids ages 8-12. There's adventure, Native American lore and self discovery, all with in the pages of this great read. Here's a little bit more about the book-

Thirteen-year-old Tony's parents are in the middle of divorce, his mother sends him to his Grandpa's along the banks of the Flint River in Southwestern Georgia. With his younger cousin Kathryn, they set out to look for a Christmas tree for the holidays, along with Grandpa's aging beagle, Sally. The three become lost in a snowstorm, which has not hit Georgia in three hundred years. Finding shelter in a hidden cave, stumbling upon Native American art. Now the adventure begins...(quoted from Goodreads).

To enter, please fill out this form here-

Children's Picture Book Giveaway!

Recently I've received some awesome children's books to review (you can find my reviews for these books on the blog), and while I do love to collect and read books with my children, I also enjoy sharing the joy of receiving new books! SO, I'm giving away a few newly released, and received reviewed Children's Pictures Books.

1 winner will receive-

* I Love You Always and Forever (boardbook) by Jonathan Emmett
* Have You Seen Duck by Janet A Holmes
* Quick, Slow, Mango! by Anik McGrory
* Lucky's Little Feather by Peggy van Gurp (releases on May)
* Tony Baloney by Pam Munoz Ryan & Edwin Fotheringham

To Enter:
* You must be a blog follower to enter.
* This giveaway is open to resists of the US only (sorry, I can't afford to pay for over seas shipping at the moment).
* This giveaway will end on March 2nd, 2011
* Please fill out this form-

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~