Book Review + Giveaway: Blooming Rose Blasts Off!

Title: BLOOMING ROSE BLASTS OFF! | Author: Lauren Piland | Illustrator: Kristen Humphrey | Genre: Picture Book | Publisher: Mascot Books | Release Date: January 2023

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?!
My Thoughts: When Rose is asked to do a project she doesn’t think she’s capable of, she fears that she’ll fail. But with support from her friend and a little encouragement from her dad, Rose succeeds and feels proud of her accomplishments.

In this contemporary and very relatable story, children learn about the importance of trial and error as well as accepting that failure is part of life. It’s refreshing to see that Rose is challenged with something that doesn’t come easy and that she doesn’t do it perfectly. Children will cheer for Rose as she doesn’t give up and applaud her perseverance.

The author, a former elementary teacher, has included notes and activities to help Blooming Rose Blasts Off! become a part of lesson plans and home learning.

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.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Pinterest ~ Youtube

Enter the Giveaway: Enter to WIN a signed copy of BLOOMING ROSE BLASTS OFF! (one winner/USA only) Good luck!

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3 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: Blooming Rose Blasts Off!

  1. laurenpiland

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful review and the opportunity to guest post! So glad you enjoyed the story and message, I feel it’s not only a lesson our littles can relate to, but many of us bigs as well! 😉 – Lauren

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  2. Pingback: Guest Post: Author Lauren Piland  – Stephanie Ward

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