JJ and his friend CC venture out into the neighborhood on their bikes.
Welcome to one of the April 4th stops on the blog tour for Green GO, Red STOP! by Tara Hill-Starks with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more reviews and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
Green Go, Red Stop!
by Tara Hill-Starks
Published 28 October 2021
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Page Count: 38
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JJ and his friend CC venture out into the neighborhood on their bikes. They meet friends and encounter life challenges that make them think about their choices. JJ and CC must make decisions based on kindness, helping others, and honesty. JJ is guided by his fascination of traffic lights and the valuable life lessons his adoring and wise grandmother taught him. Along the way, JJ remembers what he has learned. Will JJ and CC make good choices?
Green GO, Red STOP! is an interactive and fun read for children to learn and understand the concepts of character traits and how important they are in life. The question to the young reader is Green GO, Red STOP! What YOU gonna do off top?
CC and I ride to our friend’s house to see if he can play. His mother says he must clean his room before playtime. He quickly throws his games under his bed. CC crosses her arms and shakes her head.
Green GO, Red STOP!
What YOU gonna do off top?
Together, we collect games from under the bed.We put them neatly away on the bookshelf. His mother gives us a thumbs up and a big smile. “All done!”
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to Green Go, Red Stop! as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Green Go, Red Stop! is a fun “What would you do?” story of situational moral choices for kids. The illustrations are bright and fun, and so is the repetition of “Green Go, Red Stop!” I do think this book could be a great group reading/storytime book in classrooms as there’s so much to discuss with a group of kids. I must say, however, there is a LOT of text per page on the full-page illustrations and it might prove difficult to read at classroom storytime viewing angles.
I absolutely love how diverse the people in the illustrations are, as well! We’ve got plenty of skin colours, cultural/religion clothing, and disabilities visible on the page, and that’s great.
About the Author
Tara Hill-Starks is an education professional with a flair for all things business. A North Carolina native, she has a master’s degree in business administration and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tara shows her grateful and compassionate heart by helping and giving to others. She enjoys living at the beach with her husband and son.
Her first book, Grandma, I Got This! is inspired by teachings she received from her maternal grandmother as a young child. Her second book, Green GO, Red STOP! is enthused by her young son and his love for the outdoors. Both works capture valuable life lessons young children can learn.
Joseph Starks III, the son of the author, is portrayed by the character JJ in Green GO, Red STOP! As an energetic boy, he finds enjoyment in nature and exploring the outdoors by riding his bike through the neighborhood. On the way to and from school each day, JJ shouts “Green GO, Mommy!” when the light is green and “Red STOP, Mommy!” when the light turns red. His joy and enthusiasm are delightful, inspiring the author to create the title and adventures in the book.
Tara Hill-Starks will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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