Monday, November 19, 2018

Christmas Book Advent Book Suggestion - "Small Walk and Mo the Tow" by Elizabeth Verdick (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Simon & Schuster

Last year, we included a cute picture book, "Small Walt" in our Christmas book advent.  

The girls really loved the story, and the colored pencil artwork done by Marc Rosenthal, really helped to bring the story to life.  

So, when I heard that the author and illustrator we teaming up again to release another "Small Walt" book, just in time for the holidays, I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy to share with my girls.  

The new "Small Walt and Mo the Tow" released back on October 30th, and has become a favorite of so many families including mine.  This cute children's book is all about friendship and help from others, which is a great message for young children. And, the affirming "When we need a tow, we call on Mo" chants throughout the story are not only fun to read, but these affirming words will want to be repeated by young children as you sit to read and enjoy this new picture book together.

As soon as we finished reading this book for the first time, my girls both agreed that this book had to be added to our book advent. They even had an idea to do a combo read, where they wanted me to wrap both last year's "Small Walt" and this new release, so that we enjoy one night at bedtime.  I liked that idea, as you can't get enough of "Small Walt" and the positive messages these books by Elizabeth Verdick share with young children.

If you have a Christmas book advent or are simply looking for fun new books to pick up and share with your child, then you will want to check out the newly released, "Small Walt and Mo the Tow."

About the Book:

"“Delightful, retro artwork and clever text offer another tribute to teamwork and friendship…Three dynamic duos: Gus and Walt; Sue and Mo; Verdick and Rosenthal.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Small Walt befriends a tow truck when he comes across a car in need of help in this irresistible companion to Small Walt, which Kirkus Reviews called “charming and endearing” in a starred review.

We’re Gus and Walt
We plow and we salt
We clear the snow so the
Cars can go!

A bitter blizzard. A snowbound town. When a car skids off the road, Small Walt and Gus might not have what it takes to save the day on their own. But who does? Mo the Tow to the rescue!

When we need a tow,
We call on Mo…
We can depend
On our new friend! 

Text filled with onomatopoeia and Walt’s affirming chants make this story about friendship and accepting help from others a real winner.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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