Friday, April 5, 2013

Pinwheel ~ Book Blast!

Let the fun begin with every SPIN!
by Salina Yoon
ISBN: 978-0316221764
Preorder: $12.99 $8.76 (hardback)

About the book:
Turn the wheel and watch each scene transform with spinning, eye-catching designs! Award-winning artist Salina Yoon's spectacular display of kinetic art immerses readers in a colorful, poetic journey. From a balloon-filled sky to the deep blue sea, Pinwheel reminds readers of the beauty all around them. Let the fun begin with every spin!

My thoughts:
Pinwheel is a beautiful book that both Sierra (3) and Connor (5) were equally enamored with. Each page has a different method of turning a pinwheel and seeing shapes, designs and colors shift and move. You'll see a train with a beautiful floral design that looks like it's shifting and getting smaller and smaller in the center. Another page has a school of fish following a giant octopus and the colors (which strongly reminded me of Rainbow Fish) shift and change making it look like they are swimming. You'll also see a circus wheel spinning, a kite dancing through the sky and watch the flame in a hot air balloon move and the stars spinning in the sky. This book is beautiful!

As with all books that have tabs and flaps that move you'll want to read this with your younger children so it lasts a while longer than if you left your kids to it. Each of the pages is a double thickness and it is considered a board book. I would suggest that you continue to read it as a group until your children are 5 or 6 years old and able to be "gentle" with the pages. Pinwheel will easily become a family heirloom if you and your children treat it with care and gentleness.

About the author:
Salina Yoon was born in Korea and moved to the US at the age of 4. She is the author, illustrator and format designer of over 200 books that are unique and interactive. Many of her books have tabs, flaps, die cuts and wheels. They are shiny, spin, bumpy and pop-up! You can learn more about her books on her blog @

Pinwheel is available for Pre-Order on Amazon right now for $8.76 and will normally be sold for $12.99. This is a great price for the value you receive in Pinwheel - it is FUN for kids AND adults will love it as well. If you know someone who loves interior design, art, architecture and design in general this would make an ideal gift for their birthday, Christmas or just because! You might also check out her new book: Kaleidoscope and her delightful blog: Penguin and Pinecone which is chock full of the adventures of Penguin who also stars in her new children's book series: Penguin and Pinecone.

Creative FUN!
I have a couple of Pinwheel crafts to share with you - just click the Picture of the craft you want to do with your kiddos (both include patterns to print and cut).... and have FUN!

  Flower Pinwheel craft

Before you all go away, I have the opportunity to GIVEAWAY a copy of Pinwheel to a US Reader! Please be sure to follow CCB (top of page) and share with all your friends & readers about this great opportunity!

Please note: both mandatory entries must be done to enter.... Thanks!

Disclaimer: I was offered a copy of this book to read & review on CCB. I was not required to have a positive review and no $ exchanged hands. Thanks!


  1. I would get my preteen/tween niece, the book Monster High :)

  2. Hi! Love your blog! New follower from the Lovin the Weekend Hop! Alaina from Bullock's Buzz!

  3. I would get the Arthur Books. My son loves to watch the show.

  4. I find the site a bit hard to navigate I have to be honest. I am rather competint on the internet as well so this is concerning. I was able to find a few books I think my children would like though, starting with The Dark - By Lemony Snicket and My Little Pony: Meet the Ponies of Ponyville

  5. OTIS AND THE PUPPY, by Loren Long looks fun for my boys!

  6. The Tales of a Sixth Grade Muppet, The Good, The bad and the Fuzzy by Kirk Scroggs...

  7. I might get Seashore Baby, You Are My Sunshine, and a couple of the Arthur books by Marc Brown.

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  8. I might get The Dark by Lemony Snicket and some My Little Pony books! Thanks for the giveaway!