Saturday, August 27, 2016

Kid Konnection: Busy Builders, Busy Week! & Giveaway

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a cute picture book for little ones who love all things construction!

Summary: In this bright, bold picture book, a cast of animal characters are building a brand-new playground in a local park for their community! Each day of the week contains a different construction plan as the steam-rolling, digging, and planting gets underway.

Tuesday! Mix day!
Pipe and boards and bricks day.
Stack, spin, pour it in.
Give the fence a fix day.

Wednesday! Load day!
Take it on the road day.
Hoist, haul, pull it all.
Something being towed day!

The construction project comes together for a joyful, rhyming walking tour of a neighborhood, where young readers can learn the days of the week while watching everyone work as a team! -- Bloomsbury

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Leo Timmers is a very fun picture book. In fact, it's ideal for fans of trucks and animals; and it also teaches youngsters about the various days of the week.

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! features an irresistible cast of construction workers... who just happen to be animals. They are building a new playground for a community park, and their dedication to the job shines through on every page. The book takes readers through the various days of the week, beginning with Sunday, and shows what progress is being made on the park. It ends on Saturday with the big park opening!

I thought BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! was so much fun. I love the whimsical nature of the animals and their machines. (The cement mixer has polka dots!) And, I think the illustrations are positively adorable. I have no doubt that little ones will love looking at the pages of this book because there are so many silly details. I can't wait to share it with the little guys that I babysit every Monday!

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! is a great book and a must-have addition to preschool and home libraries. There is even a free class curriculum guide and storytime kit here. Highly recommended!

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providng a review copy of this book.

Giveaway alert: I have a copy of BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before September 9th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

Follow Jean on the BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! tour!

Mon, Aug 22 -- Cracking the Cover
Tues, Aug 23 -- Literary Hoots
Wed, Aug 24 -- NC Teacher Stuff
Thurs, Aug 25 -- Mom Read It
Fri, Aug 26 -- Unleashing Readers
Mon, Aug 29 -- Bluestocking Thinking
Tues, Aug 30 -- Jean Little Library
Wed, Aug 31 -- Geo Librarian
Thurs, Sept 1 -- Mrs. O Reads Books
Fri, Sept 2 -- Where Imagination Grows

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

Vance's favorite book was about trucks so I bet he would have loved this one. It looks adorable. I love that it teaches the days of the weeks.

Kate Unger said...

We read so many truck stories when my son was younger. This one looks really cute.