Sunday, November 29, 2015

Over the River & Through the Wood

Posted by Valerie's Reviews at 9:00 AM

*I received a product sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

Pack up the pooches and load the van.
We need to leave by eight!
There’s so much to bring.
Do we have everything?
Come on, we can’t be late!

This is a fun holiday story for preschoolers. Rhyming and sing songy - they love that stuff!

About the book:

The classic Thanksgiving song gets a fresh new twist in Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure. The fun begins when Grandma and Grandpa send invitations to their far-flung, modern and multiracial family: Come to our house for the holidays—and bring your favorite pie! Off everyone goes, driving down snowy roads, riding the train, boarding a plane, and even sailing along in a hot-air balloon. But no trip is without delays! Ashman’s diverse sing-along story masterfully illustrates the chaos of holiday travel and the reason we all put up with it: family.

About the author:

Linda Ashman has written more than 20 children's books including Creaky Old House; Stella, Unleashed; No Dogs Allowed!, and TheTwelve Days of Christmas in Colorado. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC. Visit Linda online at

About the illustrator:

Kim Smith has a fun and vibrant extended family, perfect as inspiration for this book. This is the fourth children’s book she has illustrated, along with A Ticket Around the World, The Raven and the Loon, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada. Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, Eric, and their one-eyed goldfish named Goulash.

This is a really fun book for adults and kids a like. It was fun to see the twists as the family tries to make it to Grandma and Grandpas. Great for any holiday where family gatherings occur but perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble.


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