Book Review and Giveaway: On-the-Go Time. Ends Dec 10th
On-the-Go Time by Elizabeth Verdick illustrated by Marieka Heinlen.
Winner of On the Go Time – Larissa took a picture of daughter Maisy reading the book. Thanks
About the author: Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children, now ages 14 and 10, are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents. These days she writes books for toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board book series for toddlers—the latest series is Toddler Tools™, which helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). The Best Behavior™ series helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior. Elizabeth also enjoys getting the chance to look at the funny side of life in the Laugh and Learn™ series, which helps kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social/emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary– and middle school years. Elizabeth lives with her family and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota. http://www.freespirit.com/catalog/author_detail.cfm?AUTHOR_ID=39
About the illustrator: Marieka Heinlen launched her career as a children’s book illustrator with the award-winning Hands Are Not for Hitting. As a freelance illustrator and designer, Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives inSt. Paul,Minnesota, with her husband and children.
About Free Spirit: Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Free Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and their educational needs. Free Spirit’s mission is to help children and teens think for themselves, succeed in life, and make a difference in the world. For more information, visit www.freespirit.com.
About the Book: On-the-Go Time is the tenth book in Free Spirit’s award-winning series of toddler books called the Toddler Tools series. An acclaimed author/illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young children coping skills to ease transition times and handle everyday routines with confidence and cooperation.
My Review: On-the-Go Time is a board book for toddlers about good behavior. Toddlers are always on the go so this book teaches about Get ready, get set and Go. According to the author, “Get ready, get set, go get into coats…out the door …into the car. With On-the-Go Time, shopping and running errands with children really can mean fewer hassles and more fun for everyone!”
This book contains help tips for parents and caregivers to help keep toddlers moving like scheduling appointments in between children’s meals and naps to ensure they are rested and ready to go, making a go-time list that would help the child to look forward to. And before you leave home, give your child a chance to use the bathroom or drink a cup of water and snack to take along and many more.
This is an easy to read book with great illustrations. If you’re searching for a book to teach your toddler about good behavior this is it.
Age: 1 and up
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from free spirit publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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