Thursday, April 21, 2016

Goo and Spot: Under the Orange Tree

Goo and Spot:
Under the Orange Tree
by Elsa Takaoka
Review and a
Cool Giveaway!

About the Book:

Title: Goo and Spot: Under the Orange Tree
(Book 3 in the Goo and Spot series)
Author: Elsa Takaoka
Illustrator: Catherine Toennisson
Pages: 32
Age Level: 4 - 8
Grades: K - 2
It’s a tricky little problem for Spot and Goo. How can they share one treat with a bunch of hungry new friends? But learning can be fun (and delicious) in this funny story with an enjoyable and colorful lesson about sharing and fractions. It’s a sweet tale, full of delightful rhymes and vibrant illustrations. Definitely a great teaching tool for children.

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My Review:

Goo and Spot: Under the Orange Tree is author Elsa Takaoka's latest creation. It's a great book to help little ones learn fractions in a fun and entertaining way. It also highlights friendships in diversity and the joy of sharing.

This is the 3rd delightful Goo and Spot book that Amanda and I have read together. We love the story in rhyme and cheerful illustrations, which are signatures of each of them. I gladly recommend this book for girls and boys ages 4 - 8.

My Previous Book Reviews
of Elsa Takaoka's children's books:

Goo and Spot in the
Do Not Wiggle Riddle


A Moat is Not a Goat

About the Author:
Elsa Takaoka

Budding author Elsa Takaoka puts her pen to paper and creates a fun and heart-warming story. Spinning words with natural creativity, Elsa discovered her love of language at a very early age. She then pursued a career in Speech Language Pathology and English as a Second Language until the birth of her first daughter. Reading to her own little girls sparked her whimsical journey through children’s literature. Her dream to write and publish a picture book was achieved with Goo and Spot and The Do Not Wiggle Riddle, the first in the Goo and Spot book series.

Currently, Elsa lives in Fukuoka, Japan with her sources of inspiration- her loving husband and their two adorable little girls.

About the Illustrator:
Catherine Toennisson

Catherine grew up alongside her twin sister in the small city of Norris Tennessee. Together they climbed trees, and waded through creeks in search of frogs and fairies. Her love of nature and whimsy came with her when she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend The Art Insistute. Graduating with honors, and a Bachelor's of Fine arts in Media arts and Animation. She continued into her career, working as a storyboard revisionist for Big Idea Entertainment, and then into freelance. Illustrating a series of children's books written by Elsa Takaoka. Currently she's writing her own books, and working late nights in her home studio. In her free time she enjoys doll making, watching Ghibli films, swimming, and can never pass up a good cup of coffee, or a stroll through the woods.

Visit her website: Painted Deer

Win a Goo and Spot Book with Goodies!

Prize: One winner will receive a copy of the book with kid's goodie bag

Giveaway ends: 20 May 2016 at 11:59 pm

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Elsa Takaoka and is hosted and managed by Christina on Amanda's Books and More. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me: morleychristina (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of this book for my honest review.

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