Sunday, November 8, 2015

Over the River and Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure - Children's Book Review & #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 11/22 #HolidayGiftGuide




Pack up the pooches and load the van.
We need to leave by eight!
There’s so much to bring.
Do we have everything?
Come on, we can’t be late!

The classic Thanksgiving song gets a fresh new twist in Linda Ashman and Kim Smith’s Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure (Sterling Children’s Books). The fun begins when Grandma and Grandpa send invitations to their far-flung, modern, and multiracial family: Come to our house for the holidays—and bring your favorite pie! Off everyone goes, driving down snowy roads, riding the train, boarding a plane, and even sailing along in a hot-air balloon. But no trip is without delays! Ashman’s diverse sing-along story masterfully illustrates the chaos of holiday travel and the reason we all put up with it: family.

Perfect for Thanksgiving, I thought you might like to consider the book for a holiday review or inclusion in a Thanksgiving-themed children’s book roundup or gift guide. With its modern, multiracial family that includes interracial couples, adopted children, and gay parents, Over the River & Through the Wood is also an ideal addition to any planned features or booklists surrounding the ever important topic of diversity in children’s books.

Linda Ashman has written more than 20 children's books, including Creaky Old House; Stella, Unleashed; No Dogs Allowed!, and TheTwelve Days of Christmas in Colorado (all Sterling). She lives in Chapel Hill, NC. Visit Linda online at lindaashman.com.

Kim Smith has a fun and vibrant extended family, perfect as inspiration for this book. This is the fourth children’s book she has illustrated, along with A Ticket Around the World (Owlkids Books), The Raven and the Loon (Inhabit Media), and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada (Sterling, NYP). Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, Eric, and their one-eyed goldfish named Goulash.


My Review:
Over the River and Through the Wood is an adorable children's book! You can't help but sing the song while reading it! The story is a little different twist on the song, making the story/song more modern for today's families. This would be a great book to read to children between now and Thanksgiving! Over the River and Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure is now available for purchase on amazon and at your local book retailers!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of Over the River and Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure children's book in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

28 comments:

  1. I loved to read Shel Silverstein books. His stories were so funny and always seemed to hold my attention for some reason

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  2. Right now, she is into the Laura Ingles books about Little House on the Prairy

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  3. Anne of Green Gables. It is a wonderful story of family, young love, friendship, and growing up.

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  4. We like Guess how much I love you. It's the sweetest:)

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  5. My current favorite is The Day the Crayons Came Home. I loved the first one and the sequel is just as good and funny. My grandchildren love them!

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  6. My son likes the Dr. Suess books and Laura Romanoff books (If You Give A Mouse A cookie).

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  7. My boys love Dr. Seuss and want us to read them all the time.

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  8. My favorite childrens book is the American Girl series, I prefer the historical ones because they it shows how young girls lived in different era's.

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  9. my fav when i was a child was island of the blue dolphins

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  10. I'll Love You Forever because my mom gave it to me when I was little and I have passed the book to my daughter now.

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  11. i used to love Corduroy because my gram always read it to me!

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  12. My favorite children's book would have to be The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Suess. It was my favorite growing up (especially the The Sneetches story) and I really like the message it conveys.

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  13. James the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl was one of our favorite read aloud books when my daughters were younger.

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  14. I'm not sure if it is a children's book but when I was younger my favorite book was Number the Stars! Great story about kindness and bravery.

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  15. we love the little engine that could because It teaches children to keep trying!

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  16. One of our favorites is "I Took The Moon For A Walk"!

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  17. I love the book A Fly Went By :)

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  18. My brother use to read The Three Billy Goat Gruff to me all the time when we were much younger-

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  19. I like the book Panda Cake because I used to read it to my sister when she was little.

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  20. My favorite children's book (well, one of them...) is The Rainbow Fish.

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  21. I've always loved My Side of the Mountain because I am an outdoorsy type of person and I always wanted to go live out in nature.

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  22. I love how the grinch stole Christmas because it shows the true meaning of Christmas

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  23. My favorite children's book is James and the Giant Peach. It is my favorite because I really enjoyed it when my 2nd grade teacher read it to our class.

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  24. CHarlottes web- it was my first

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  25. My favorite children's book was Dr.Seuss because I love how they rhyme and were so silly.

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  26. I love The Snow Day by Ezra Jack Keats. I've loved it since I was a little girl!

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  27. My favorite children's book is anything by Shel Silverstein!

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  28. I like the Chronicles of Narnia. Wonderfully written and strong Christian themes

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