|Spotted in the wilds of Arizona...it's TRAINBOTS|
Look at this train's "jeep! (That's train talk for "engine.") According to Amazon it's dimensions are:
Kathy's Summary: TRAINBOTS is a rollicking, fun rhyming picture book that children from PreK-5th grade (classroom-tested with 5th graders.) will enjoy. Badbots meet Trainbots in a classic good vs. evil plot. Trainbots do deliver their precious toy cargo, and, in the process, readers learn about trains, the engineering/design process, and lessons on friendship.
This is a "read-it-again, please " picture book for child/parent audiences. The straight-forward plot and engaging bots will have little ones clamoring for more. Repeated exposure to rhyming texts scaffold reading development. As Tim Shanahan, Founding Director of the Center for Literacy, states on his blog,"...the idea of rhyming as a pre-requisite to reading; exposure to this kind of play with words and "word families" gives children another pathway to reading."
|Sketch-Final Art from F&G by Shane McG|
|Fifth graders in picture book critique groups|
Gifted fifth graders studying picture books in a class I co-taught had this to say:
- "Just from the title, it sounds interesting." - Cameron
- "The story is strong...it has rhythm." - Rusty
- The rhythm is like a train." - Emily
- "Even though the vocabulary is pretty large, kids can tell what it means by the story's pictures and plot." - Libby
|My messy desk|
TRAINBOT Review Links
As I review children's literature, I notice, too, the type of information and the method in which publishers reach out to bloggers. I am impressed with little bee books and their publicity team. I'm adding this imprint to my publishing "wish list" for myself as I travel the writers' railway. Get aboard the TRAINBOTS express now.
|Back cover TRAINBOTS F&G|