Busy Builders, Busy Week! Book Bash Day 3


Welcome, friends, to Day 3 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 –


Tuesday! Mix day! Pipes and boards and bricks day.

Tuesdays are always Teachers’ Days on my blog and today is no exception. We know that great teachers are at the foundation of all those “boards and bricks” that build a lifetime of learning for our kids. That’s why I always offer a FREE downloadable curriculum guide and FREE teacher and librarian resources for each of my books. 

And that’s why I’m thrilled that School Library Journal offered this exciting review –

“The bouncy rhyming text and bold acrylic illustrations chronicle a crew of cheerful animals through a weeklong building project. Young construction enthusiasts and animal lovers alike will be delighted by the zany details in the pictures as the grinning, googly-eyed beasties clear, bulldoze, and smooth the lot; bring in playground equipment; landscape; and assemble and paint a playground. The energetic rhyme and bright paintings make this a natural storytime crowd-pleaser. The illustrations provide plenty of material for discussion and repeated readings. VERDICT This title is bound to be popular with a broad range of preschoolers when shared either one-on-one or in a group setting.”

If you’re a teacher or you love a teacher, here’s a chance to win a treasure for yourself, a favorite teacher or a classroom.

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 BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Bundle, complete with a set of autographed books for the classroom, autographed cards for every student, activity sheets and more! I’ll wrap all of that up with a FREE classroom virtual visit that includes stories, silliness, songs and fun.

elaine skypeHere’s what one happy teacher had to say about my virtual visit –

“Thank you SO much for your interactive visit today. It was fantastic! Our students loved it and talked about it all day. One of my students said that after hearing you talk about how some of our students might want to write or illustrate, he’s decided to become an illustrator. How great is that?  The Skype visit was kid-friendly and perfectly geared for us. The students were very excited to meet you. It was just a perfect way to start our day! Thank you!!!”

Vickie Johnson, Suisun Elementary,  Suisun, CA, Skype Visit

Here are some Tweets to get you started:

For more information on my FREE resources and virtual visits for teachers, classrooms and librarians, see my Time Out for Teachers page!

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. All winners will be announced on July 18th!