A new take on the children's story Wheels on the Bus but with a trucker slant to it. Any child who loved Paul O. Zelinsky's classic book will also enjoy Maxine's Happy Trails.
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Be sure to check out my line of T-shirts and other swag based on the characters found in my books at: http://www.zazzle.com/digital_attic_95 Audio versions of my books are available through Authors Republic a.k.a Audiobooks.com https://www.audiobooks.com/browse/author/171672/chris-mason My profile at Lulu http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ChrisMason Here is what critics are saying about Maxine's Happy Trails:A Truck Story. Reader's Favorite Maxine’s Happy Trails: A Truck Story by Chris Mason is an exciting book with a trucker slant to it that takes readers on an exciting journey along with the truck. The wheels on the truck go round and round all across the country, and the wipers go swish, swish. The reefers on the truck go hum, hum, hum, and the city horn goes beep, beep, beep all across the country. The air brakes go hiss, hiss, hiss and the doors on the trailer open and shut. The big horn on the truck goes honk, honk, honk, and the driver on the truck goes whistle, whistle all across the country. The story is delightful and will bring a smile to the faces of young readers as they get to know the truck closely. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they make the author’s words come alive. There is a lyrical quality in the words and that will make it enjoyable for young readers. It is a good book for interactive sessions in classrooms as it has action and adventure and can also be read out to children during bedtime. Children who love trucks and vehicles will find this book a fun read. It is a simple and lighthearted story and I like the way the author introduces the truck and its parts to readers, and gives it a personality of its own. This happy trail along with the truck all over the country is a fun joyride that will be memorable to readers. 5 Star Review Here is what critics are saying about Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line by Chris Mason was a cute book. The book is similar to the song “Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.” Instead of monkeys, there are monsters waiting in line at the unemployment office. I chose to read Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line with my 5-year-old daughter because the monkey song is one of her favorites. She sort of liked the story. She was confused as to why the monsters were in a line for an unemployment office. I had to explain to her what an unemployment office was and what it does. However, she did like the illustrations in the book. She thought the monsters were cute looking. I thought the book was different and also sort of liked it. I liked the idea of the cute monsters and that it would help kids to learn how to count. Mason covered all of the classic monsters in this book like Godzilla and the Blob. I would have preferred for Mason to make them stand in a line that was geared more for kids, such as a cafeteria line or even a line for detention. The wording did not flow as smoothly as I would have liked, but it was still funny as to why each monster left the line. Overall, it is a nice book. Any book that helps kids learn to count in a new way is good in my eyes. If you like the monster classics, then this book might be for you. Reader's Favorite 4 star review. Here is what critics are saying about P is For Phoenix: An ABC Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures. P is for Phoenix: An ABC Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures by Chris Mason is an educational and informative book for children that not only teaches them the alphabet, but also gives them information about legendary and mythological creatures. The book makes teaching and learning fun, but also enhances young readers' knowledge and introduces them to creatures that existed in mythology and the role they played in cultures over the centuries. Learning the alphabet and about new creatures couldn’t be more interesting when children get to see the pictures of those creatures along with the descriptions. Readers can also check if their favorite legendary or mythological creature has been listed by the author. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they make the concept and the meaning of the book clear to young readers. It’s a good bedtime story book and parents and grandparents can read it out to their kids and grandkids. The book can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Mythological creatures have always been a part of world cultures and the author brings them to the fore with this book. Books like this are good for children to teach them new things and also to enhance their knowledge and vocabulary. The theme and concept are original and refreshing, and the author’s idea of teaching the alphabet this way is fun and educational. Reader's Favorite 5 star review Here is what the critics are saying about Ten Terrific Monsters: A Hidden Item Book. Willie the wolf finds himself stuck in the unemployment line with nine other monsters. He used to be a successful movie star but due to circumstances out of his control he finds himself now without a job. As it gets dark Willie and his friends leave and each one goes their own separate ways. As the group parts goes off to their own we are able to learn more about Willie and his friends in their own home environment. Each character features a special hidden item puzzle adventure. The beautifully created illustrations allow us to discover more about this delightful cast of characters. Ten Terrific Monsters: A Hidden Item Book by Chris Mason takes children into the world of Willie the Wolf. He welcomes readers into his space where there are nine other monsters, all waiting in a line at the unemployment office. Willie takes readers to different places and asks for their help in finding the hidden items with the help of answer keys. Whether they are with Boris the Blob when he is having dinner, or at Gabbie the Ghost's party, or the Amazon, or Willie’s home, readers will have a great time looking for the hidden items in these places. The book is original and unique and children will love searching for the items mentioned in the answer keys for each place. The illustrations are bright and colorful and make the scenes lively and vivid. It’s an excellent book for children to enhance their observation skills, and can be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The concept is excellent and the book not only teaches readers new words and new things, but also guides them on how to look out for missing items with the help of the clues given. Interactive books and books with a concept help young readers to develop and enhance their observation and thinking skills. It’s also fun searching for the items misplaced in the book and doing it together in a classroom or with friends. 5 star review Reader's Favorite Willie the wolf finds himself stuck in the unemployment line with nine other monsters. He used to be a successful movie star but due to circumstances out of his control he finds himself now without a job. As it gets dark Willie and his friends leave and each one goes their own separate ways. As the group parts goes off to their own we are able to learn more about Willie and his friends in their own home environment. Each character features a special hidden item puzzle adventure. The beautifully created illustrations allow us to discover more about this delightful cast of characters. TEN TERRIFIC MONSTERS: A HIDDEN ITEM BOOK is an exceptional book filled with a host of delightful characters. Each one offers their own special sparkle to make this book appeal to both children and adults. In this one book there is over one hundred items to search for in ten different scenes. This feature will allow children to practice their counting and eye coordination skills. Chris Mason has proven to me that he is a very talented author who is able to provide fresh and appealing ideas that can be very beneficial to the development of a child’s learning environment. Through the masterful illustrations created by Vladimir Cebu his words take on new meaning as these beautiful illustrations paint memorable scenes that is assured to delight both the child and adult. I highly recommend this book for it can be used as a tool to enhance any child’s overall learning development. 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Leave it to a parent to develop this great idea. I guarantee you will become closer to your children when you work with them on their homework. This book might actually get your kids to start talking to you more instead of playing video games!!!!!! 5 star review purchased this book to gift for my nephew for this school year. This book is packed with so much information to help him and his mom with his homework. I am excited to see his results. Thank you for a great resource. Barnes and Noble 5 star review Record Store in a Box by #10 The Truth Really helpful book. Saves a bunch of $$ Itunes review. 5 star review Review by: proudparent on Aug. 29, 2014 Smashwords review. Impressive and free! You should have entitled it "how to get free music on the internet...for DUMMIES" No, I like your title better, but you make it very easy with all the step by step instructions. Too many of us are computer illiterate, and don't know what is available out there that's free. Thank you Chris for your time in making this tutorial for those of us who didn't know. R. Phillips 5 star review Anonymous July 27, 2014 3 stars BarnesandNoble.com Useful info. for radio and music lovers. GORDON | SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 4 stars Kobo review If you like music this book gives you great insight to different types . The internet has a lot to offer on the music sites and this book tells you where to get it great read D | SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 5 stars Kobo review Book Store in a Box 3 stars Kobo review
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“Be whoever and whatever your heart desires . . .” Join Maxine on a trucking adventure as she gets behind her big wheel. With each mile, she teaches youngsters the vital parts of an eighteen wheeler. As she explains each important part, there is a merry tune that sets the pace of this book. Children will delight with the masterfully crafted illustrations that bring this book to life. Also, I applaud the author who included a female truck driver. This is very encouraging to young girls that can instill in them they can do any type of career they set their mind to achieve. MAXINE’S HAPPY TRAILS: A TRUCK STORY is rich with happiness and joy. The story is one that is both educational and fun to read. Chris Mason is an author that writes about a variety of subjects and topics. With each book, he lends his special blend of artistic talent that makes the book stand out from the competition.