Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway - Crow Made a Friend by Margaret Peot

Synopsis:


  • Series: I Like to Read
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (August 10, 2015)
Try, try again is the lesson Crow teaches beginning readers in this picture book reader. Crow was all alone. But like all crows, he was very clever. Using autumn leaves for wings, sticks for the body and a crab apple for the head, Crow made a friend! But winter winds blew in, destroying his creation. Undaunted, Crow fashioned another bird friend out of snow but could not prevent it from melting in the warm spring sun. Alone again, Crow heard the caw, caw, caw of a real, live bird. Together they built a nest and by summer, Crow had a family. This warm, satisfying story, celebrates perseverance and ingenuity.


Links for more info about CROW MADE A FRIEND


Crow paper doll craft | Author’s Website | Activity Sheets

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Purchase Links


Amazon | Indiebound | Barnes & Noble

My Review

Crow Made a Friend is an especially lovely picture book for children.  It tells the story of Crow, who wants a friend.  He tries to make a bird out of twigs, but it blows away.  He makes a bird of snow, but it melts.  Finally he meets another bird, makes a friend, and then makes a family.

This is a short picture book.  It would be wonderful for a story time read aloud (i.e. for a preschool unit on birds), and it also would be a good book for a beginning reader.

The illustrations are vivid and beautiful, and they add much to the story.

I am a former preschool teacher, have a small online children's bookstore, and love children's books.  This book is exceptional in both the lovely, uplifting story and the beautiful illustrations.  I cannot recommend it highly enough for a home or school library. 


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About Margaret Peot

Margaret is an artist, writer and costume painter. Margaret has two new books out in 2015, Stencil Craft (F&W) and an early reader picture book, Crow Made a Friend (Holiday House). Margaret’s book Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity (Boyds Mills 2011) was awarded a Eureka! Silver Medal for non-fiction children’s books. She is also the author of The Successful Artist’s Career Guide (F&W 2012), Alternative Art Journals (F&W 2012), and Make Your Mark (Chronicle Books, 2004), voted one of Library Journal’s best how-to books of 2004.

An avid believer that art making can be for everyone, Margaret has presented art workshops with cancer survivors, elders, children, parent and teen groups, writers, nurses and caregivers, at The Creative Center at University Settlement’s Creative Aging conferences, and their Artist-in-Residence Training program, with EngAGE Utah, at Gilda’s Club, The Huntsman Cancer Institute, Operation Exodus in NYC, and at Miami University’s Scripps center with Dr. Like Lokon, and Opening Minds Through Art. 

Connect with Margaret

Website | TheInkBlotBook.com | Facebook | Twitter |


Pinterest (Crow) | Pinterest (Birding) 

Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book (U.S. only).  Winner will need to respond to email notification within 48 hours.

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I received this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

30 comments:

Annmarie Weeks said...

This would be such a nice gift for my cousin's little one!

Misty said...

What a great book. Anyone of the children in my life, would love this.

Gina F. said...

I love collecting children's books and reading to my kids each night.

kmcgrew213 said...

i love the look of the illustrations in this book! beautiful work put into a childrens book!

Cindy o said...

My grand daughter would love this book!

Mayla Moore said...

I'd love to read this with my kids.

Carrie Smith said...

What a sweet book! I would love to read this with my son. Thank you for the chance to win!

Francine Farmer said...

This sounds like a heartwarming and engaging book that I would love to read to my four granddaughters <3

Lauryn Rescoe said...

What a sweet children's book! I love the story line, I think it would be a lot of fun to read to my kids!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Real Life FA said...

I am excited to share this book with my family.

Karen B said...

My greatgrandchildren would love this book. They're very involved with the nature center and its programs.

Brandon Sparks said...

My daughter would so love this

Emilee Bond said...

What a beautiful book. Thank you so much for the chance to win! :)

Diana said...

Looks like a fun book to read with my grandkids
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Jennifer Clay said...

I think my daughters would really enjoy this book!

meghan b said...

This would be great for my daughter!

Ronda said...

My nephews would love this.

Helen Bush said...

I would love to read this with my little girl

chickie717 said...

This book must be super cute... It would be so awesome to win..

dlhaley said...

I would love to give this book to my grandkids.

Emi Pearce said...

Apart from the try try again message, it is nice that the story is about friends because my daughers are still trying to figure out making friends.

Crystal Easterwood said...

My six year old son would LOVE this book!!

Vikki Billings said...

I would love to win this book for my granddaughter, she loves to read!
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Nicole Lancaster said...

Crow Made A Friend looks like a book my daughter would really enjoy reading.

tashamwilkerson said...

My girls would love this book!!

Clair Freebie said...

This looks like it would be a cute book!

laurasloves said...

This is such a sweet book. I know my son and daughter would love it.
Laurie Emerson
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blew415 said...

I think my niece would enjoy this

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I would love to win and read this beautiful book for my kid, too!
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N