Today we have another book by Louise Lintvelt to share with you! Two weeks ago, we shared a new nighttime favorite, Good Night, Sleep Tight, What a Wonderful Flight! which is a fun rhyming book with lots of information about various types of aircraft.
Today’s book is How Andrew Got His Spots, and it is another winner! We actually liked it even better than the last one!
Title: How Andrew Got His Spots | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Julie Sneeden | Publication Date: April 16, 2014 | Publisher: eBookPartnership.com | Number of pages: 15 | Recommended age: 3 to 8
Poor Andrew is feeling very blue, all the other giraffes are very spotty, but he is as white as can be. He does not have any spots, you see! He keeps seeing spots wherever he goes…
And many, many, many more.
“Where did you get your spots?” he asks. Join Andrew as he discovers how the ladybug, the leopard and the owl came to have spots and discovers that spots often appear when you are least expecting them!
This is a wonderful rhyming picture book for children of all ages.
Mommynificent’s Review (with some thoughts from Middlenificent as well!)
How Andrew Got His Spots is an adorable book about a young giraffe who is concerned because he doesn’t look like everyone else. I loved the meter and rhyme of this one and didn’t stumble at all, even on my first read-through! The illustrations are gorgeous, fun, and whimsical.
One thing I will point out is that this is not a science book. This will not really answer your children’s questions about where animals get their spots; however, it might prompt them to want to know the real answer which could lead to some great discovery!
Here are Middlenificent’s thoughts on the book. We read it together and then she read it alone. (She is 7 years old.)
“I’d like to read it again. I like the frame of giraffe spots around the cover. I liked that the words were pretty easy to read, and I liked where they put the words in the pictures. I like the imagination the author showed in the story. I like the illustrations because they look painted. I like the way the author controlled the eyes of the animals to show where they were looking.”
We think your family will really enjoy this lovely rhyming picture book. If you’re interested in purchasing it, please consider using our affiliate link by clicking here or on any of the pictures above.
Freebies from the Author!!
We’re also excited to share several free extension activities from the author to go along with this book! First of all, we have this narrated video of the story! It is fabulous! We love the accent so much.
Narrated Video of How Andrew Got His Spots
Here are three more freebies from the author to extend your enjoyment and learning from this lovely book. First off is a story wheel template that you and your child can make to use as an aid in retelling the story. And then there are instructions for two paper plate characters from the story – a giraffe and a ladybug. All three are available for you to download as pdfs, so just right-click on the links below and save them to your computer! Enjoy, and thanks so much to Louise Lintvelt for these gifts!
About the Author: Louise Lintvelt
I am from South Africa and I live in a city called Pretoria. I am a Chemical Engineer by day and a children’s book writer by night. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful two year old daughter called Allegra. I love writing stories for my daughter, who is a constant inspiration.
I have always loved reading. My childhood was filled with books and you would often find me crouched the corner of my room devouring the pages of my favourite book. I lived for Tuesday mornings as this would bring with it the excitement of a trip to the local library for story hour and the opportunity to take home a new book. I was the local librarian’s worst nightmare. I would arrive a few minutes early to check that she had not mistakenly chosen a book that had already been read in story hour.
I was a very bossy three year old with an insatiable appetite for books! This has not really changed much in the last twenty seven years. Dr. Seuss was my absolute favourite and to say that my copy of One, Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish was well read would be an understatement.
When it comes to writing, my daughter is my biggest inspiration. I love seeing her face light up with excitement when we sit down to read a book before bedtime. My daughter was fascinated by giraffes after we went on a safari trip in late 2012. This planted the seed for my picture book called How Andrew Got His Spots which is a rhyming adaptation of a story I originally wrote in the third grade. My daughter has since grown into a healthy two year old with a passion for aircraft which was the inspiration for writing Goodnight, Sleep Tight, What a Wonderful Flight.
I am sure that there are many parents in the world (myself included), who are quite decidedly sick and tired of reading the same favourite picture book night after night. I believe that the words of Oscar Wilde best describe how children should feel about picture books when he said, If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
How Andrew Got His Spots Blog Tour Schedule (2014)
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Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)
Contest ends: July 15, 11:59 pm, 2014
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