Friday, May 2, 2008

Book Review : Friday My Radio Flyer Flew


by Zachary Pullen


I honestly can't imagine childhood without the trusted companionship of a good wagon.

A boy and is father find an old radio flyer wagon in the attic and thats when all the adventures start. This little boy has some big dreams, including wanting to fly, and maybe.. just maybe that old radio flyer will be just the thing he needs to get his feet off the ground!

Beautifully illustrated,
Friday My Radio Flyer Flew leaves you really wondering just want is possible if you truely believe you can! For the parents out there you can't help to smile, and Friday My Radio Flyer Flew really drives home the idea that small things make the biggest impression on your child. Nothing is more precious and more fun to watch than a child so full of adventure and so sure that there is a rainbow just around the corner, lets try to keep them that way as long as we can!

Friday My Radio Flyer Flew is available on Amazon and in most major book retailers.

I have a ARC Copy of
Friday My Radio Flyer Flew available to give away to one lucky reader.


To enter :
  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Friday My Radio Flyer Flew and then come back here and tell us what sort of big dreams did you have when you were a kid.. or what sort of big dreams do your own kids have? Personally I was positive Unicorns and Leprechauns are real... and I'll not like I am still not so sure they are not.
  • No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end May 9th at midnight!

76 Comments:

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh this book looks really cute!
My daughter is certain that princesses are real and I mean certain! We have always called her our princess & sadly we found out she truelly believed she was one via a note from her teacher!

mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

Love all the book reviews, we are always looking for good childrens books!

TheAngelForever said...

When I was little I always dreamed about being a teacher or doctor. I followed one of those.

My son is four and right now he loves computers, I think he would love to be another computer geek like his daddy.

Thanks for telling us about this great new book.

My contact information is in my profile.

Feener said...

would love this, my big dreams were to be a marine biologist !!! i also really wanted purple roller skate wheels !!

feener44@gmail.com

i have a giveaway as well....check it out

louiseb130 said...

I dreamed of traveling around the world...and now I do it!

Seeryusfam@msn.com said...

Oh, how fun!! My son dreams to be the best BMX star and skater! Mind you, he's 8. He's built a ramp to jump his bike from...and in his mind, he's doing the most incredible tricks ever. It's so fun to watch! Plus the ramp that he built is pretty darn cute! If you can dream it, you can do it!

mverno said...

my grandson wants to sail with johnny depp and the pirates of the carribbean

Stacey Moore said...

we would love to win this!! we love books!! my 8 year old is convinced that he is going to be a pitcher in the major league some day!! keeping my fingers crossed that his dreams come true!! thanks~~
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Tonya said...

When I was a kid, you could not have convinced me that fairies were not real. I was even sure that they danced in my room at night.

My girls are like the previous poster's, they are absolutely convinved they are princesses. I can hear them in the other room right now discussing their crowns.

windycindy said...

Hi, I love children's books! The cover of this one is really cute.
It kind of reminds me of the holiday movie "A Christmas Story!" The Red Ryder BB Gun was the end all! I like that the dad and son are exploring the attic together. They work together and the boy's imagination goes to work. I knew that I would become a "Broadway Star!" I also would have a "Flea Circus" for all of the younger kids in my neighborhood! We played "school" so much, I just knew I would become a teacher. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

penguin28 said...

When I was little, I always said that I wanted to be a nurse. It's funny, after my dad left, my mom ended up going to Nursing School to support us. There is no way that I could have become a nurse become I am so squimish when it comes to blood, needles, you name it.

renee
penguinchick@comcast.net

laura said...

I dreamed that I was secretly a princess or part of the royal family. But oddly enough, I was not a super girly girl - I wanted to be a police officer for a long time when I was little. I also believed in leprechauns and following the rainbow to the pot of gold! Ah, we wish. lol. But I love the 'dreaming big' idea and the wonderful world of imagination. This book looks fantastic. Thanks!! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

RoyalCheryl said...

This book looks amazing. Would love to win it for my daughter. She would love the fantasy behind it. Thank You for the giveaway.

julie said...

my daughter dream of being a giraffe vet...talk about specific!
3beez at bellsouth dot net

agordon10 said...

my sons' dream is to be a scientist

Diane said...

Fantastic looking illustration! When I was little, I mean from age 6 or 7 on, I proudly told people I was going to be "an author". Little did I know about 90% of that is through blogging! Haha!
themommyspot(at)gmail(dot)com

Princess Golden Hair said...

when I was a kid I dreamed I would marry the president of the United States. Back then it was hard to imagine a woman might actually become a president. My wee one dreams of being an astronaut

LINDALSHOT said...

I wanted to be a major league baseball player!!

Anonymous said...

My dreams growing up was to have red hair and become a nurse . well I didnt get red hair but fulfilled my dream of being a nurse. Our 3 boys have dreams one wants to be a baseball player, one wants to be a soccer star and the 6 year old wants to be a policeman.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Karin said...

Looks like a fun book...I didn't really have big dreams as a kid--lived mostly in the moment I think. Except when I had my nose buried in a book! At times I wanted to be like one of my favorite mystery book characters and have lots of adventures instead leading an everyday ordinary life like I was...

Mama Zen said...

My daughter is certain that "wishes come true." Therefore, she expects a pony!

Sandra said...

I lived in my books and wanted to sail on a big ship with tall sails around the world. My grandsons would love this book.

Sharon said...

My dreams were always to be a famous singer and actress

PiesBonitos said...

My big dream was to build a secret garden and charge visitors to get in. I dug a lot of holes, god bless my parents, but never got my garden. :)

Carrie
mountainrailway at gmail dot com

reddon30 said...

I wanted to be a photojournalist...yeah I know, strange for a kid.

My son is fascinated with Ambulances and wants to be a paramedic.

jennem said...

My daughter is begging for a ride on a unicorn, and won't take NO for an answer!

Kari said...

When I was young, I wanted to be a marine biologist and work at sea world. Funny then, that my daughter wants to work in art graphics and work for disney!!

Sunnyvale said...

I wanted to be an actress, grew up when it was all glamour and glitz.

mamachristina said...

this book looks awesome. I have 2 little guys and they would probably try to fly off something reading this book. They have great imaginations. I used to dream that I would be swept off my feet with a prince on a great white horse. I kinda got that now that I think about it. I would love to win this.
email: malibumarie77 at hotmail dot com

emcdonald said...

My big dream when I was a kid was to be magical. I would think about that constantly and wish I could do magic. I loved Bewitched. I always wanted to be her!

Sarah Fischer said...

When I was little I loved Pippi Longstocking and I wanted to be just like her. I wanted to be able to lift a horse above my head like her. I wanted a monkey like she had. And have a tree I could hide in that had lemonade in it.

Sarah F
Bloominwild89@yahoo.com

betty R. said...

got you added to blog as well!

Missy said...

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a talk show host when I grew up. Now, my little girl wants to be a doctor.

mshoneybug at gmail dot com

vboackle said...

i wanted to write a book.

Mary512 said...

I wanted to be an astronaut! I'm a mom and nanny, so thats close enough. haha ;) Great giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...

Blogged your giveaway:
http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/05/giveaways-over-at-seven-dogs-and-baby_04.html
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, my big dream was a marine biologist. I did not follow that dream, but I'm okay with that.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

quiltingreader said...

I wanted to visit other planets!

quiltingreader said...

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Andrea said...

Cute, cute book! I always dreamed of being a veternarian. That somehow changed.. I ended up becoming an RN, quit after a year to stay home with my precious children. I love my life!

bfox74 said...

I was forever turning books into plays and having my sister & the neighborhood kids reading the parts...I always dreamed of going to New York to be an actress...guess that didn't happen!

Shelly said...

My dream was always to travel the world - and am still working on it!

bison61 said...

me-I wanted to be a dancer and the boys want to save the world as in super heroes

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Julie D said...

My 10 year old wants to get paid to blow things up--ala Mythbusters.

miriama said...

I was going to be a singer. Not just a rock and roll singer but an international sensation. Don't tell anyone but I still sing out LOUD in the car. ;)

mrssmiff said...

I wanted to be a truck driver, like on Smokey and the Bandit....I kid you not.

krisindam at mac dot com

Becca said...

I dreamed that I would be an Olympic ski jumper. Sadly, my fear of heights interfered with that dream, but I do enjoy skiing...as long as the skis stay on the snow.

Sarah S said...

I had dreams of hosting a cooking show with my children. cool book!
sarah2405 at hotmail dot com

Danielle said...

I dreamed of being a ballerina, although I've never taken a class in my life! LOL!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Danielle said...

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Jacqueline said...

I would love to win this for my grandchildren.Abby and Aidan would love this and me too.Thanks.

Vickie Couturier said...

when my son was little,I used to pin a towel around him an he thought he could really fly,lol,he would be whatever superhero of the time was,he had a blast,he is 33 now an it brings back special memories,thank you,would love to read this book


vlbelk@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

my grandsons love to pretend. I have always encouraged their imagination.

Erica G said...

I wanted to fly around on a magic carpet and find the elusive genie in the bottle.

K.Cleaver said...

I always dreamed of living in the middle of a big city. That's one dream I'm glad never came true. LOL

RoyalCheryl said...

I had dreams of having children when I grew up. I have two wonderful sons. Dreams can come true if you believe in them enough.

mannequin said...

oh, so cute. i love the illustration. when i was little, my first play was in first grade and it was a ballerina. since age 6, i dreamed of being one and still cry my eyes out at recitals because of dreams gone by...
but now there are new ones!

william said...

I want TO win

PowerSweepstaking said...

big big dream, that the New York Jets would make the Super Bowl ever again, nearly 40 years later, it remains my big big dream!

daw212 said...

I still remember (and have the scars to show it) when my Red Flyer flew down Richmond Hill Road during the summer of 1953.

yyeres said...

i used to dream as a child that i could fly, yeah i got lots of bruises trying...thanks for the contest

sachidewey said...

I wanted to be in the UN!

Anonymous said...

I like the alliteration in the title of the book.

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Rebekah said...

When I was little I wanted to be a ballerina waitress..lol! I guess I thought that seemed glamorous, yet practical.

Would love to win the book for my little nephew! Thanks for the entry

earthygurl(at)gmail(dot)com

yellowlabs said...

I dreamed of being a chef.

calgirl said...

What a cute book. I love to read books of fancy and how man has made the improbable reality.

blueviolet said...

My daughter wants to be a teacher and my son wants to be a dinosaur.
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

jaydonco1 said...

My son wants to be a pilot!

jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

carissaad said...

Cute book. I just had dreams that I was going to live a fabulous life and I wanted to be everything.

carissaad at aol dot com

Heather said...

Big dreams? That included being a princess and a gymnast...in that order.

Brooke said...

I wanted to go away to NeverNeverLand with Peter Pan. I wished that every single chance I could.

katybug said...

I dreamed of seeing the (entire) world - still do! My daughter dreams of owning many, many cats, dogs and other animals when she grows up.

Paige said...

That's a darling book. My daughter wants to be an artist, or a famous soccer player. The other one wants to be a dancer or a zoo keeper. They are keeping their options open and their dreams alive.

klp1965 said...

i dreamed of being a genie :)

fancyfeet48 said...

when I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be a mommy and I did it

Anonymous said...

I wanted to be invisible to watch people and know what they are saying and thinking. Many Thanks and best of luck to all who enter. Happy Mother's Day to ALL

Susanne said...

My son has dreams of becoming an NBA player.

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