FIRE TRUCK DREAMS prelaunch daycare visit!

With less than one week before release, Fire Truck and I just couldn’t keep his sirens quiet any longer. SO . . .

we sounded his alarm and headed off to First Step Child Care Center to share his story with the little firefighters at my granddaughter Sophia’s daycare.

But first! Sophia insisted she tidy up the story time area. She’s quite the little helper.
And well, if you knew how rambunctious Sophia is, you’d understand the hard hat.
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Oops! See, that’s why her mom and I gave her two.

Now that the story time area is all tidy, it’s time to have some Fire Truck fun!


These kids were such a great audience. They asked some fun questions, followed along with the story, and even spotted the Dalmatian on every single page. Good job, kids!

My sweet Sophia decided to join me for the big ta-da ending. Nana loves you, Sophia.
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With story time wrapped up, we ended the morning with singing I’M A LITTLE FIRE TRUCK.

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These kids have such awesome singing voices!

Thank you First Step Child Care Center for inviting us for a visit! We had a blast!

A special thank you to my daughter, Cherylenna and my granddaughter, Sophia for sharing this wonderful day with me.

Be sure to stay tuned next week for FIRE TRUCK DREAMS release day surprise! It’s going to be fantastic!!

Next stop, October 10th we travel to Cameron Elementary for a super charged visit with 90 kindergarteners and first graders. Ding! Ding! Ding!

*GIVEAWAY ALERT* Don’t forget, if you pre-order (or have pre-ordered) FIRE TRUCK DREAMS, be sure to email me at vehicledreamsbooks@gmail.com and let me know so you’ll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize. You have less than ONE week to pre-order!! Details of the grand prize is in the pre-order link campaign here.

Fire Truck’s Transformation Post Two!

The next hint for Fire Truck’s transformation toy post is live! Click on the link (FIRE TRUCK’S TRANSFORMATION) above, then on the drop down menu, click on Fire Truck Dreams Transformation Post Two to see the next hint, learn how to get free bookmarks, and how to enter for a pre-order grand prize giveaway!

Or click here and it’ll take you straight to it. Post Two

Sound the fire alarms now because there’s ONLY thirty-days left until . . .

. . .this adorable little fire truck rolls into the world!
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But my granddaughter, Sophia says that’s too long, so she took a seat on her giant owl stuffie and waited patiently for me to read it to her. Aren’t they adorable!

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And to mark the thirty days until release celebration, all month long, I’ll be mailing bookmarks to anyone who’d like one. All you have to do is email me your address and how many you’d like to vehicledreamsbooks@gmail.com
Here’s a peek at them ahead of your delivery.

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And don’t forget, you have until 11:59 PM on October, 8th 2018 to pre-order your copy of Fire Truck Dream to be entered into the grand prize giveaway next month as well as getting some really cool swag. Details below and feel free to share this post anywhere you’d like.

FIRE TRUCK DREAMS Pre-Order Campaign Details

Fire Truck Dreams transformation begins!

Fall is getting close and that means one thing! A brand new book for the Vehicle Dreams Series!! YAY!! And with it, comes another super cute toy transformation in honor of the adorable Fire Truck character.

The first post is live! Click on the link (FIRE TRUCK’S TRANSFORMATION) above, then on the drop down menu, click on Fire Truck Dreams Transformation Post One to see what we’re up to with this little cutie, and a peek at one of the giveaways that we’ll be handing out this year.

The Vehicle Dreams Series enjoy Children’s Book Week!

Race Car, Bulldozer, and Fire Truck vroomed, crunched, and blared their sirens to an early kick off to Children’s Book Week with a visit April 28th to the Fairy Tale Festival hosted by Mount Airy Public Library!

The weather was beautiful and we had a wonderful time seeing the dancing and costumes right from our table.

Sophia, Bentley, and Sidney decided to get front row seats! Aren’t they adorable!

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And who doesn’t love a fun bounce house, friendly rocks . . .

. . . and play tents! Sophia’s Papa helped her inside. 🙂

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Our fun-filled day was ended with alarms, sirens, and s’mores as I shared my preleased Fire Truck Dreams with everyone!

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AND THEN! to continue on with the most wonderful week in Children’s Books . . .

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. . .we were invited for story time on May 2nd. Thank you Mount Airy Library!

Sophia and Sidney are ready to listen!

And patiently waiting to dig in to some cookies!

Once the crowd arrived (and I do mean crowd, it was a packed room! YAY!) Race Car, Bulldozer, and Fire Truck showcased themselves (with me helping them out 🙂 ) with their story and a little song.

Then! Cookies!!

That’s right little guy, dig right into that yummy cookie!

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We finished off the amazing morning with signing some books!

Thank you to Mount Airy Public Library for inviting me and my books to join you for Children’s Book Week. We had so much fun!

Thank you to my loving and supportive family for attending to festivities with us.

And thank you to all of those who took home a copy of one of my books. I hope you and your little one enjoys it!

BOOK INFO & GIVEAWAY ALERTS!!
*Race Car Dreams and Bulldozer Dreams are available NOW! wherever books are sold (Bulldozer Dreams is also in Target Stores everywhere) and Fire Truck Dreams is available for pre-order. Remember to enter the giveaway if you pre-order Fire Truck Dreams. Here’s the link to pre-order campaign. There are two ways to enter the giveaway, details are in the post. Fire Truck Dreams Pre-order Campaign Link

**BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNER ALERT!!

And the winner of the Fire Truck Dreams F&G for the six month until release celebration is Michelle Hauck. Congratulations! I’ll be contacting you for details on how to get your book.

Stay tuned for more F&G giveaways as I’ll be giving another one away at the three month mark.

Race Car Dreams & Bulldozer Dreams (Sharon Chriscoe)

Thank you to the adorable Baby Bookworm for an awesome review of both RACE CAR DREAMS and BULLDOZER DREAMS!! I am so happy you enjoyed them!

The Baby Bookworm

Hello, friends! Our books today are Race Car Dreams and Bulldozer Dreams, written by Sharon Chriscoe and illustrated by Dave Mottram and John Joven, respectively.

Both stories follow the same beats: after a long and fun-filled day, the titular vehicle readies for bed, getting cleaned up, having a yummy meal, reading a book, then snuggling in for a good night’s sleep. After falling asleep, we follow each to dreamland to see what little vehicles dream of as they rest up for the next big day.

Very cute. “Getting ready for bed” books can often seem like a dime a dozen, and while they often employ a theme or gimmick, it has to be a good one to stand out. While I was a little surprised that the stories were so similar for both books, I understand the appeal: some kids like race cars, and some like construction vehicles. Beyond…

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