Hello, readers, writers, and DIY-ers! We have the wonderful Deb Adamson back on the blog today sharing her newest book: Bing Bang Pling (illustrated by Candice Hartsough). Bing Bang Pling follows a young girl and her family as they work together to build a swing set. This adorable book also includes the name of tools and their sounds making it the perfect read for children of all ages! Want to know more about Deb Adamson, her cute new book, PLUS want a chance to win a copy? Read on...
Q: Hi, Deb. Thanks for coming back to #SeasonsOfKidLit and celebrating your newest book: Bing Bang Pling - a perfect read for DIY Day! Readers, ICYMI, Deb joined us during our ThanksAndGiving even last year. Click here to see her interview.
Your new book, Bing Bang Pling seriously looks adorable. Can you share more about your book with everyone?
A: Thanks so much for the enthusiasm for BING BANG PLING, Heather and for featuring it! I wrote this picture book many years ago, when my son was really young. The inspiration came from watching him follow my husband and I around wanting to help fix up our old house. Any project that involved tools—he was wanting to lend a hand.
In the book, the main character helps her mom and dad build a backyard swing set. It is written in short rhymes that will make a great read aloud because it also includes plenty of tool sounds! Most of the tools featured for building the playset are shown in the back of the book.
Q: What do you think readers will love about your book? And how is it the perfect addition to any home or school library?
A: Readers who enjoy Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects and the satisfaction that comes from completing a job well done, will especially enjoy BING BANG PLING. Teachers introducing students to hands-on projects will also appreciate it and librarians will want a copy for the youngest future builders.
Q: The illustrations are absolutely adorable! Candice does an amazing job. I also love how the main character is a girl. What do you love most about Candice's art?
A: I agree, Candice Hartsough’s illustrations are so adorable! Her use of color enhances the playful tone of the text. The main character is a girl! The idea came from the fact that I was one of four daughters to a DIY dad. We were always assisting and learning along the way. I wanted to speak to interested girls who are like I was but also those who may need to build confidence to get involved.
Q: Can you share some of your favorite spreads with us?
A: My favorite spreads are the ones that feature the orange cat. I included illustration notes that recommended an orange cat on most spreads following along with the activity. I have an orange cat, Lumpy. He has always been curious about any DIY projects. He seems to show up whenever we’re working on anything. We call him “The Supervisor.” I think most cat owners will relate!
Readers, check out these colorful and lively spreads!
Q: Bing Bang Pling looks so engaging - I can't wait to check it out for my five-year-old! Readers, want to know what other books you can expect to see from Deb soon? (Hint. Hint. We may be seeing Deb in December, too!)
A: Cozy up with this sweet rhyming bedtime story this Christmas season and wish Santa a safe journey around the globe. A Christmas Eve Wish for Santa is a modern classic. The perfect Christmas Eve bedtime read aloud, this beautiful keepsake picture book is sure to be enjoyed as an annual tradition. Vibrant and strikingly, detailed water color illustrations will engage all ages. Children will delight in wishing Santa and his reindeer a safe journey on the biggest night of the year. Informational backmatter shares Christmas Eve traditions around the world.
You can preorder A Christmas Eve Wish for Santa here!
Thanks for sharing Bing Bang Pling with us, Deb! We can't wait to read it.
DIY Day Giveaway!
Deb has offered to give away a copy of her book to one lucky reader! To enter her giveaway:
1) Share this post on social media, 2) tag a friend, and 3) leave a comment letting us know you have below.
If you follow Deb on any social media channel, let us know that too for an extra entry into her drawing!
The winner will be chosen on or about 4/7.
*Note: Books will be shipped in the US only.
About Deb Adamson:
Deb Adamson’s books can be silly sweet and often a combination of both.
Follow Deb at debadamson.com
To purchase Deb's books on Amazon, or to leave a review for them, click here.