I am SO excited to be sharing this book review today! The author, Kristi Grimm, was inspired to write her stories by her son's simple requests--"Mommy, tell me a story about a ______".
Her latest book is called "Mommy, Tell Me a Story About a Plane". It is a beautiful book, and the illustrations were done by her husband. How cute is that?! The story is about an old biplane named Hugh who is sad because he can't do a lot of the things he used to be able to. He then talks to a bird who tells him about a bird named Trevor that lives in the South Pole and cannot fly. Hugh flies to the South Pole to investigate. Meeting with the penguins he makes new friends and is cheered to learn that everyone has their own special talents and abilities.
There are lots of things I liked about this book. I loved that they have fun facts and questions at the end of the story, sparking more conversation with your kids. I didn't know Gentoo Penguins were only 3 feet tall!
One question asked at the end was, "What makes Hugh happy again?". Katelynn said, "He made friends. You can do things you couldn't do in your past."
That really made me think. Often we focus on the things we can't do anymore, rather than the things we can do now that we're older.
Emma said, "It has 2 coloring pages in the back to color. I like that. I like that it rhymed!". I like that, too. FYI- The coloring pages and facts & questions at the end are only available in the new 2nd edition of the book.
This is the conversation I had with Michael about the book.
Me: "What did you like about the book?"
Michael: "I liked the Guano Penguins."
Me: "You mean Gentoo?"
Michael: "Yeah. You know what guano is?"
Michael: "POOP!! Hahahahaha!"
Leave it to the boy to bring up poop...
Kristi's "Mommy, tell me a story" series currently has 3 books, with a new one coming out this summer-- "Mommy, Tell Me a Story About a Fish".
She also has teamed up with celebrity chef Charles Mattocks to produce a colorful children's book called "Diabetes and Healthy Living", which includes recipes, coloring pages, answers to children's frequently asked questions, and tips for children living with diabetes. It will be release July 4th, 2013.
The "Mommy, Tell Me a Story" series (2nd edition) can be found on Barnes & Noble and Amazon for about $13, but is only $10 on her publisher's website, Richer Press!
BUUUUT, you can enter to WIN a copy of your very own!! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to get your hands on this sweet book! FIVE of you will be the lucky ones!! Talk about generous!
And, be sure to visit my other book review for another fun book & giveaway! There's also a link to the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop below, with a chance to win lots of great books!