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To enter the Goo and Spot Giveaway Facebook contest Author elsa takaoka
I am super excited to be joining the Super Giveaway Book Hop to celebrate children’s book week organized by Mother Daughter Book Reviews Children’s Book Week: Kid Lit Giveaway Hop 2014 ~ Book of Choice + $15 Gift Card | Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews Youth Literature Reviews | Recommendations and reviews of the best books for children and young adults a great opportunity to discover wonderful children’s books and authors. I will be giving away two copies of Goo and Spot in The Do Not Wiggle Riddle illustrated by the whimsical and brilliant Catherine Toennisson .
Funny, silly and sweet, Goo and Spot teaches the importance of good listening skills. This amusing riddle educates without sounding like lessons and lectures. Instead, it has a fun and imaginative style. This book about Goo and Spot’s amazing and colorful adventures will definitely hit a child’s funny bone, with a valuable lesson learned along the way!
Goo and Spot in The Do Not Wiggle Riddle has received a five star review from Reader’s favorite and a wonderful review from the daddy and daughter duo from Readitdaddy! To see the Reviews please read below.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
Goo and Spot in the Do Not Wiggle Riddle by Elsa C. Takaoka is a silly and cheerful book for small children. It will take them on a fun and colorful trip that will teach them how to listen. The book has some valuable lessons for children expressed in a playful manner. The rhymes, wiggles, giggles, and riddles, along with the illustrations, will enchant children and teach them the importance of developing their listening skills. The words and the pictures in the book will draw the attention of kids and motivate them to listen and learn.
Children’s books always have to be colorful and attractive to capture their attention. This book is tops in all those aspects and leaves young readers feeling happy and contented. I would recommend this book to be kept in all children’s and school libraries. Many concepts are brought together in an interesting way. The rhyme scheme and the riddles make children think and observe their surroundings and give them the freedom to use words in a better way.
Illustrations always hold a prominent part in children’s story books because that is what attracts a child to pick up a book. The illustrator, Catherine Toennisson, has done a commendable job by making the book come alive with the colorful depiction of characters and scenes. The illustrations convey the author’s concept and thoughts clearly to kids and this book will reach out to readers in a big way.”
Read it Daddy Review
We truly have been spoilt rotten by the sheer quality of self published and independently published titles we’ve covered so far this year but there’s always room for more, and certainly lots of room for books that are a colourful riot such as this first “Goo and Spot” adventure.
So what is The Do Not Wriggle Riddle? Elsa and Spot want to find out, but as they race through a colourful landscape, they’re none the wiser. Each of their friends gives a clue, and the clue is in the question – but can such a mind-mangling riddle be solved? It’s going to be fun to find out!
Elsa Takaoka writes a fast-paced (quite frenetic, in fact) chase as Goo and Spot meet up with friends to join the caper. Catherine Toenisson’s inventive artwork is gorgeous, truly eyecatching and we loved all the characters this extremely talented duo have created.
This is a great inclusive book, good for boys and girls, and it’s also a great moral lesson on the value of pricking up your ears and listening to everyone around you in order to satisfy your own curiosity and learn more. Just our cup of tea!
Charlotte’s best bit: Finding out the answer to the riddle right at the end of the book! http://readitdaddy.blogspot.jp/2014/04/indie-pen-dance-wednesday-riotous-caper.htmlby