Sunday, November 17, 2019

All Around Bustletown: Winter by Rotraut Susanne Berner (Prestel Junior Board Book)[Review & Giveaway-USA/CANADA]

My thoughts: It's cold here in North Carolina as it is in much of the Northern Hemisphere. That is Winter - even though the "official first day of winter" has not yet arrived. Its cold. It has been snowing in lots of areas, and it is dreary, cold.

In Bustletown it is also Winter and everyone goes about their business attired for the cold. Getting out 'n about. Trees are bare. Snow is falling. But life continues to bustle All Around Bustletown.

The highly detailed, fun illustrations take the child from his cuddled up perch along side his mommy or daddy in their warm house out into the cold with all the folks of Bustletown. Because, although cold and dreary, life goes on. School is open. Doctors and dentists have to be seen. We have to shop. We're just as busy in Winter as any other time.

Also, this fun book has specific characters repeated throughout the book as they go about their Wintry activities. It's fun to follow them on each page and to imagine their thoughts, emotions, and predict actions.

Lots of look-and-find and discover on these pages for child to learn, engage, and identify.

About the book:  Kids will cozy up for hours of fun as they peruse this joyfully illustrated book that shows the endless ways winter takes hold in a busy, charming town.

Winter has arrived and everywhere you look people are embracing the season. At home there's baking, reading, and sleeping in, while on the farm the fields are fallow and quiet. Outside people are bundled up against the cold as they are skating, sledding, and running to catch a crowded bus. The town's buildings are alive with activity--piano lessons, a dentist appointment, shopping for presents, and visiting the museum. And if you look closer, you'll recognize the same characters on page after page, each with their own story. Wilfred the jogger has lost his keys, and Erica is shopping for a Christmas tree. Each minutely detailed scene is bursting with different people, such as a cheerful lady with an umbrella and a young violinist, as well as animals and birds.

In the tradition of Richard Scarry and Where's Waldo, this book encourages kids to return again and again to these charming spreads, following along with the characters and inventing their own stories. They'll recognize parts of their own world, while also learning about the endless ways we live, work, and play in the winter.
Begins November 18
Ends December 14 at 12:01 a.m. ET
Open to USA and CANADA addresses.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from MMPublicity on behalf of Prestel Junior Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and are freely given. Giveaway copy is  provided by and sent directly to the winner by the publisher or publicist.

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