Busy Builders, Busy Week! Book Bash Day 2

BusyBuilders_CvrWelcome, friends, to Day 2 of my BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Book Bash.

In my latest book, each day of the week features a colorful cast of animal characters and a different construction activity as the digging, dumping and ‘dozing lead up to one stupendous surprise!

So, it seemed only fitting that for a days-of-the-week book I celebrate with a week-long bash including –


Monday! ‘Doze it day! Dig it, dump, dispose it day.

Okay, all you picture book writers out there. You know that revision can sometimes feel like demolition and re-construction – digging deep, smoothing the highs and lows, throwing out the trash and excavating the treasure.  Now, you can win a chance to “re-build” your picture book manuscript into one that editors and agents will love.

Today, for every blog comment, Tweet, Instagram, Facebook message or social media post with a link to my blog and the hashtag #BusyBuildersBusyWeek, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a picture book manuscript critique from ME!

Here’s what a few published authors have said about my critiques –

“Wow, Jean! This is truly one of the best, most detailed and thoughtful critiques I have ever received! Thank you so much!” Megan Lloyd – author of FINDING WILD.

“Thanks so very much for your thorough and insightful critique! I’m delighted and couldn’t have asked for more. I’ll take a few days to digest this and try my best to move it to the next level — as you say, to make it completely irresistible.” Connie Goldsmith – author of SUPERBUGS STRIKE BACK.Critique

And here are some Tweets to get you started:

  • PB writers, earn a chance to “re-build” your PB into one that editors will love. #BusyBuildersBusyWeek Bash http://jeanreidy.com/?p=1504
  • Jean Reidy’s #BusyBuildersBusyWeek Book Bash is underway. Come play. Win prizes. @bloomsburykids http://jeanreidy.com/?p=1504
  • Construction+reading=SO much fun! Come play&win prizes @JeanReidy’s #BusyBuildersBusyWeek Book Bash! @bloomsburykids http://jeanreidy.com/?p=1504

More exciting events to keep the party going!

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Goodreads Giveaway 6/18 – 7/17

I’m giving away 5 copies of BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! on Goodreads. The Giveaway runs from 6/18 – 7/17.  Here’s the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/191441-busy-builders-busy-week


Please join the live celebration and bring the kids for an interactive reading, a fun photo-opp, autographing, songs, and sur-PRIZES! I’m adding new bookstores every day!

July 16, 2016  – 10:30 am – 11:30 AM Second Star to the Right Bookstore in Denver.

August 26, 2016 – 6:00 PM – Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Blog Tour, 8/22 – 9/1

Tour stops will be listed and linked right here!

Finally, if you’d like to find out more about BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! including reviews, activities, curriculum extensions, autographed stickers OR to purchase your copy, step this way to my book page! 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow!



P.S. Check out the daily Bash Schedule to see what’s in store for the rest of the week. All winners will be announced on July 18th!

Tuesday – Mix day! Pipes and boards and bricks day. – Tuesday is Teachers’ Day on my blog. If you’re a teacher or you love a teacher, stop by for a chance to win a treasure for yourself, a favorite teacher or classroom.

Wednesday – Load day! Take it on the road day. – I’m taking my celebration on the road to booksellers and libraries. Come see what’s happening and find out how you can participate.

Thursday – Fill it day! Build it, nail it, drill it day. – Do you know a young builder? Stop by for a chance to win an autographed copy of the book and a Lego gift certificate.

Friday – Last day! Pots and plants and grass day. – Hey all you tree huggers, we’re going GREEN. Mother Nature will love you and so will a young reader in your life.

Saturday – Hey! Hey! Smiles? Check! Step this way! – We’re wrapping up the “Dream.” And helping to bring a new playground to some lucky community in need.



  1. Looks like a great book! Congrats!

  2. Diesel engines rumbling. revving, readying to dig deep into revision!
    Thanks Jean.

    • Hah! Awesome comment, Cathy! You’re piling on the entries! Thank you, and have a great day!

  3. What a fun week! Congratulations on the adorable new book, Jean! Thanks for making a day just for PB writers & the critique comtest.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Rachel. And thanks for your kind words. I’ve got you entered.

  4. Love the cover, Jean. Looks like a fun read! 🙂

  5. Love your books, Jean. Can’t wait to read this one! I tweeted about your critique giveaway!

    • Aw! I’m so happy you love my books, Debra! Thanks for helping me spread the word! I’ve got you entered for your tweet as well.

  6. What a great idea for a book promotion! Looks like a fun book for kids.

    • Thank you, Cathy! I’ve got you entered in the contest. Have a great rest of your day!

  7. Kathy Mazurowski

    What a Busy Week!

  8. Kristi Veitenheimer

    I tweeted about this post!

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