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The Children’s Book Review | January 18, 2019
Celebrate Groundhog Day with this imaginary story that is both entertaining and fun to read!
The rhythmic verse in “Pushball” helps early readers remember word sounds and look for similar sounding words to complete the rhyme. This creates an enjoyable reading and learning experience. The book also teaches an important life lesson based on an ancient proverb … the way to success is achieved through persistence and determination.
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- A paperback copy of Pushball: A Game That’s Tasty to Eat!, autographed by author Thomas Leavey and illustrator John Buck.
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Pushball: A Game That’s Tasty to Eat!
Publisher’s Synopsis: “Pushball” is the story of a “cute little duck who’s quick on his feet, and a fuzzy old groundhog that just likes to eat.” In an ironic twist, Groundhog attempts to eat the game ball! Pushball was written to entertain and create a laughable story in an enjoyable atmosphere for children. It also teaches that the secret to success in achieving goals is through persistence and determination.
Ages 3-8 | Publisher: leavey-buck Productions | 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0999798508
About the Author
Thomas Leavey was born in the Bronx, but grew up in Rockland County, New York. He attended the same grammar and high school as his illustrator John Buck. After graduating from Mankato College in Minnesota, he returned to New York to a career in the film and television industries. He worked on many films and television shows such as Sesame Street; Annie; and Megan Leavey, to name a few. He also took time off from work to volunteer at the rescue operation at Ground Zero. Pushball is the first of several book projects that is in development.
For more information, visit: https://www.earlyreaderbooks.com/
About the Illustrator
John Buck was born in Brooklyn, but for most of his early years he lived in the small town of Blauvelt, NY, where he met Tom. After high school he went to the University of Detroit and graduated from Wayne State University in Michigan. His interest in art and architecture led to a lifelong professional career as an industrial designer, working on everything from aircraft interiors, to business machines, and power tools. He has designed for consulting firms and corporations in New York, Michigan, and Maryland, where he currently lives with his family. Pushball is his first illustrated children’s book.
For more information, visit: https://www.earlyreaderbooks.com/
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My mother used to tell her children “the longest journey starts with a single step” Whenever we were putting anything off or slacking, we knew what would be coming next.
Good message presented in an entertaining way!
“Tell us why you are excited to win this giveaway or share a favorite proverb.” “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”!
Working hard to reach your goals is a lesson all children should learn! Mine would love this book!
Our grandma used to say, “Do something, even if it’s wrong”–but only to the shy, reticent granddaughter, never to the bold, reckless ones. Remembering that makes me laugh, but it also reminds me that good advice is not one-size-fits-all.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. If you want it badly enough, you will find a way.
In it to WIN it!
My dad always told us to “if life gives you lemons, you better make lemonade”. It makes you think that disappointments and setbacks can be overcome if you have the right attitude.
“Walk with the wise and become wise;
associate with fools and get in trouble (13: 20)”
Looks like a fun book for any child especially like for my grandson who likes anything on wheels. Thanks for this opportunity.
I would love to win this giveaway for my grandson. He loves to read and the book and the message is so encouraging on how to reach your goals.
I love books! They are a adventure for the reader.
Our Grandmother would say, “If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get fleas.” I never really understood that until the election results of 2016.
This would be a fun book to read with my niece, she would really enjoy it!
I would like to win this for my nephew.
I’m excited to win this giveaway because this would be for my son.
I really want to read this book
These would be for my wonderful grandsons whom I see daily, read to and with and enjoy precious time together.
I enjoy a happy ending.
My niece would love this one! She would definitely make me happy to see her excited! 😀
what a great book to share with my 5 year old I would love to win a copy
Reading opens the mind to a never ending journey
Would love to win thank you for the opportunity
I really love sharing a great book with a great lesson with my students.
I was always telling my daughter and now my grandchildren that two wrongs don’t make it right. My daughter still hates that saying to this day.
I have two grandchildren that love story time. I am always looking for new books to read to them.
I would love to win these books not only because I have two adorable granddaughters that enjoy books immensely, but also because I volunteer mentor three students each week who enjoy these books and help their home libraries grow. They are not read to at home and are so thrilled for us to read together and get to keep the book. Lastly, this story is a part of my early twenties!
“Actions speak louder than words”
The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli
Try, Try again is what I was always taught. The book sounds delightful.
I’m excited to win for my boys!
I’m excited to win because I think my son would like this book
Sounds like a great book with a great message to leave its reader with.
I love getting books for my grandaughter to read
This looks like a fun book
I am excited to win this for my niece because she loves to read and this book teaches about persistence!
I’m a full believer of “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”!
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
I would love to win this because I think my grandson would love this.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
I love books with rhyming puns!
I always hate it when someone says to me: “Where there is smoke there is fire.” Honestly I still don’t think this is true.
It looks like a lot of fun.
I would like to win this for my granddaughter 🙂
I think this book would be great for my 6 ur old twin boys for both the educational and moral lessons it teaches thank you for the opportunity
I am excited to enter this giveaway because my 2 girls would enjoy this book!
My favorite proverb is “no man is an island”. It always reminds me that we are never truly alone even if we sometimes feel like we are.