Friday, January 13, 2023

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Blooming Rose Blasts Off! by Lauren Piland


Book Details:

Book Title:  BLOOMING ROSE BLASTS OFF! by Lauren Piland
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   Jan 10, 2023
Content Rating:  G for all kids.
Book Description:

Rose loves to write, draw, and play―but what happens when she has to face a project she’s never done before?! With encouragement from her best friend, Brady, and some brainstorming with Dad, does Rose’s rocket launcher project turn out to be less than stellar or out of this world?!

Meet the Author:

As a former second grade and elementary art teacher, Lauren Piland is a Louisiana native turned Texas homesteader who knows the importance of engaging read-alouds both in class and at home. After taking a step back from the classroom to raise her second child, she realized the gap some campuses face between the undersupported emotional struggles of students and the overwhelming responsibilities of teachers. “When we can use tools such as books and relatable characters to open up those more meaningful conversations, both at home and in the classroom, it aids in that process of peeling back layers of getting to know each other better and building trust,” says Piland. “Children need to feel seen, feel heard, and feel protected. And we do that by tapping into our emotions.”

Piland also wanted to further support teachers by including ready-to-use, curriculum-based exercises to go along with each book that focus on learning objectives such as reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary building and word mechanics exercises, writing prompts, whole group projects and STEM exercises with differentiated versions for students in Pre-K all the way to fourth grade.

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Enter the Giveaway:

My Review: 

I found that Lauren Piland’s Blooming Rose Blasts Off to be a sweet children’s story. I loved getting to know Rose and seeing her gain courage as she tries something new. She learns some great lessons that so many readers – young and old – can learn from. I thought it was a sweet way to show to never give up and continue to have the determination toward a goal. I really liked that Rose had that she had that encouragement that needed from those around her. That is another lesson that we can all learn from. Encouraging one another can be just as rewarding when witnessing someone accomplish something that seems to be the impossible. I loved really book so much. 

Blooming Rose Blasts Off is beautifully illustrated by the talented artist, Kristen Humphrey. I loved seeing the vivid pictures as I go along with the words on each page. They were a perfect addition to the Rose’s story. 

I am giving Blooming Rose Blasts Off a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who are between the ages of four and nine. I believe it would be a great placement at public libraries, as well as, on classroom shelves. I am interested in reading more children’s books from Lauren Piland in the future. 

I received a hard cover copy of Blooming Rose Blasts Off from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! Thank you so much for your kind words about our book! As most know, or can imagine, putting a book out there is such a labor or love, so it's so exciting to hear great feedback like this! I really appreciate it!