Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gus's Garage gets 5 Stars {picture book}

Gus's Garage by Leo Timmers gets 5 out of 5 stars in my book review. Great colorful pictures.  Simple text. Creativity with an engineering/STEM focus.  Fun, animals, building, innovation. Alohamora Open a Book https://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Problems.  I've got a lot of problems.  Apaprenlty Gus is the man, or I should say pig, when you have problems.  Gus of Gus's Garage helps a penguin stay cold, a walrus keep wet, and a rhino fit on a scooter; I'm sure whatever ails you Gus can build something to solve the problem. 

He's the man err pig would be more accurate.   

Gus's Garage by Leo Timmers gets 5 out of 5 stars in my book review. Great colorful pictures.  Simple text. Creativity with an engineering/STEM focus.  Fun, animals, building, innovation. Alohamora Open a Book https://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Gus's Garage by Leo Timmers is creative and colorful.  I absolutely adore the fact that all of Timmers' books are colorful, simple, and fun.  He definitely has his own style, and it is definitely working for him.  I read Franky which is also by Timmers not too long ago, and both of these books have the same feel. They are fun, creative, and involve building; definitely a win for any and all builders out there.  

I also love the fact that even the endpapers in Gus's Garage is creative and fun.  Timmers and Gecko Press focuses on the details, and it is applauded. 
   
Gus's Garage by Leo Timmers gets 5 out of 5 stars in my book review. Great colorful pictures.  Simple text. Creativity with an engineering/STEM focus.  Fun, animals, building, innovation. Alohamora Open a Book https://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Gus's Garage gets 5 out of 5 stars in my book review.  The pictures are fun, the text is simple and repetitive (which build early literacy development... aka really great for those 3, 4, and 5 year olds), and the things Gus builds are creative.  Overall, this book is fun and well done! 

To be honest, the repetitive phrase "Let's see. I have some bits and bobs. This goes with that. There. Just the job!" is not how I would write it.  However, it is unique, and I wouldn't be surprised if that phrase doesn't sound odd in Australian or New Zealand since that is where Gus's Garage was first published.  Even though the repetitive phrase doesn't flow how I would like, I think it is fun enough and doesn't bother me.   


Gus's Garage by Leo Timmers gets 5 out of 5 stars in my book review. Great colorful pictures.  Simple text. Creativity with an engineering/STEM focus.  Fun, animals, building, innovation. Alohamora Open a Book https://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Amazon has the following book description: 

"Gus's workshop is chock-full of odds and ends. When his friend Rico comes over with a problem, his scooter seat is way too small for a rhino, Gus finds just the thing to fix it."

Fixing problems and helping people out.  We all need a Gus in our life.  Who's the Gus in your life?  

Happy Creative Colorful Engineering Book Reading, and happy Gus finding! ;) 

Gus's Garage is officially available in the United States tomorrow; definitely give it a check out! 

Gus's Garage by Leo Timmers
Rating: 5/5 stars
Best For: 3 to 7 years old, preschool to 2nd grade
Worth a Check Out: Yes!
Buy It or Not: If you have a builder. 
Read Aloud: Yes! 
Lesson Ideas: creativity, engineering, innovation, STEM


I received this book from Myrick Marketing in exchange for my review and honest opinion.  All of my thoughts, opinions, and words are my own.


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