Book Title: BLOOMING ROSE BLASTS OFF! by Lauren Piland
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Jan 10, 2023
Format available for review: print-hardback (USA), PDF
Tour dates: Jan 10 to Jan 30, 2023
Content Rating: G for all kids.
Rose loves to write, draw, and play―but what happens when she has to face a project she’s never done before?! With encouragement from her best friend, Brady, and some brainstorming with Dad, does Rose’s rocket launcher project turn out to be less than stellar or out of this world?!
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I can relate to Rose. I remember having an art project in 6th grade that I kept putting off because I didn’t know what to do, and I became more and more overwhelmed. Like Rose’s dad, my mom helped me figure out what to make.
I read Blooming Rose Blasts Off to one of my grandsons. He’s almost 4 years old, and I can’t usually get him to sit still to read a whole book, even if it’s a picture book. He sat through the whole thing! Then he went to certain pages and wanted me to read them again! That was so exciting! Kudos to Lauren Piland.
This is a great story with a lesson for children, and the illustrations are realistic and colorful. It’s a great addition to any child’s library. I can’t wait to read it to my other grandson who likes to be read to.
About the Author
As a former second grade and elementary art teacher, Lauren Piland is a Louisiana native turned Texas homesteader who knows the importance of engaging read-alouds both in class and at home. After taking a step back from the classroom to raise her second child, she realized the gap some campuses face between the undersupported emotional struggles of students and the overwhelming responsibilities of teachers. “When we can use tools such as books and relatable characters to open up those more meaningful conversations, both at home and in the classroom, it aids in that process of peeling back layers of getting to know each other better and building trust,” says Piland. “Children need to feel seen, feel heard, and feel protected. And we do that by tapping into our emotions.”
Piland also wanted to further support teachers by including ready-to-use, curriculum-based exercises to go along with each book that focus on learning objectives such as reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary building and word mechanics exercises, writing prompts, whole group projects and STEM exercises with differentiated versions for students in Pre-K all the way to fourth grade.
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