Monday, April 20, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: I Wish I Was a Spaceman by John Rankin

Synopsis:
Little Planet Books is the online home of Glasgow based Children's book writer, John Rankin. I wish I was a Spaceman! is the brand new book by Glasgow based children's book writer John Rankin (Little Planet Books). A heart felt story about realizing your dreams and knowing what can be done with a little bit of imagination.

I Wish I Was a Spaceman by John Rankin - on iTunes
My Review:

I Wish I Was a Spaceman! is a charming picture book told in rhyme.  It tells the story of a little boy who travels to space as an astronaut with his teddy bear.  The message of empowerment is a positive one.   The rhyming format makes this is a fun book for a bedtime story or a preschool classroom read aloud.

The illustrations by Dupali Dutta are bright and colorful.  The book is formatted with alternating pages of text and illustrations, so there are many engaging pictures to interest a child.

Young children are sure to enjoy this cute picture book. 

Giveaway:
The author is giving away a print copy of the book to one lucky winner.  Your book will be shipped directly from the author. 

I received an e-Book copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Music Monday - "Badge" by Cream (1969)

I tend to like my retro music pretty or uptempo - pop, soul, dance, singer/songwriters - but occasionally I really love a great classic rock song.  "Badge" by Cream is one of those songs.  This song was written in 1969 by Eric Clapton and George Harrison.  It has a bit of a Beatles sound that really appeals to me.  I heard this over the weekend and it has been stuck in my head ever since ... so I'm sharing it here with you.  Do you remember this one?  I would love to hear from you in the comments, below.