Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Books for Young Readers: Tip and Tucker-Paw Painters, Lulu & Rocky in Indianapolis and a Giveaway

 Congratulations to Jana Leah who won the ARC of Just Between Sam and Me from last week's blog.


Tip and Tucker--Paw Painters

Tip and Tucker first appeared on my blog last year when they were on a Road Trip. Written by Ann Ingalls and Sue Lowell Gallion and illustrated by Andre Ceolin, this series for readers in K-1 features the adventures of two classroom hamsters, Tip and Tucker. 

Tucker is adventuresome, Tip is a bit shy--but put the two of them together and they are fast friends! 

When Mr. Lopez announces that it is Art Week, his students and hamsters are interested. What will they create with marbles and boxes?

Tip and Tucker soon find out that marbles can create paintings and boxes can become a rocket.  When the students leave for recess, hamster exploration begins!

Pretty soon Tip and Tucker's rocket tips over and the hamsters escape. They discover the paint and mayhem ensues.

The students come back to find interesting artwork all over their classroom. Tip and Tucker are cleaned up and put back into their cage for a nap. When they wake up, they discover that they are artists too!


Lulu & Rocky in Indianapolis is the second book in this series I have reviewed. Here's the first one: Lulu & Rocky in Milwaukee. The series is written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Renee Graef. 

Lulu and Rocky greet one another, jump into a hot rod car, and then drive by a museum with a dinosaur crashing through the walls!

They explore the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and then go to Sports Legends.

The pair tour the Eiteljorg Museum and ride a clip-clop stagecoach.

Lulu and Rocky eat cookies that look just like them at the Illinois Street Food Emporium, read books at Kids Ink, and finally get to the "brickyard"--the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where Lulu catches racecar fever!

Their last stop is Monument Circle where "Miss Victory" holds a golden light to welcome everyone. 

The pair "wave goodbye to Indianapolis, and Indianapolis waves back."

This book is complete with a traveler's guide to the highlights of the city. This is the third book in the series and next up is Lulu & Rocky in Rocky Mountain National Park.


Since one of my granddaughters is just learning to read, Tip and Tucker landed on her bookshelf. I am giving away Lulu and Rocky. To enter, please leave a comment by October 23 (with your email address if you are new to my blog). 


Cathy Stefanec Ogren said...

Both of these books look like winners when it comes to young readers! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Cathy. Your name starts the list for Lulu and Rocky!

Danielle H. said...

Thanks for the chance--exploring Indy will be fun with so many details to discover in the amazing illustrations.

Carol Baldwin said...

Agreed, Danielle. The illustrations
are terrific!

Jana Leah B said...

I have a cousin who lives in Indiana. Her family will love Lulu & Rocky.
turtle6422 at gmail dot com

Carol Baldwin said...

You're in, Jana Leah!

Susan said...

Would love to be entered - sounds like a cute book!

Carol Baldwin said...

The Rice grandchildren are duly entered!

Barbara Younger said...

Art Week! Love it and I would LOVE to win!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Barbara, for stopping by

Rosi said...

I love Ann's new book. It's very cute. I really like early readers and hope to try my hand at one some day. Thanks for the post. I look forward to reading the Lulu and Rocky book.

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