Monday, November 2, 2015

Tim Noah - Country Store











Ahhh the good old Country Store.  A gathering place for the locals to congregate and buy all their needs in one go.  Want your mail?  No problem...the post office is here. Sweet tooth cravings?  No problem.... the candy shop just happens to be in glass bottles and bins on the counter. Want to buy a new heater or stove? Some flour? Some nails? A new dress or trousers?  No problem, step right in ladies and gentlemen because the country store covers all the basic needs of every day life.  Everything imaginable is tucked tightly on the shelves or secretly housed behind the counter.  

The store owner knows every customer by name, their address, and even their family heritage.  Gone are those good old days where you can go and hang out and meet up with your friends in a quiet, cozy, one-store-fits all location.  Yep, we have our  malls but they are missing that up-close and personal touch of the familial  Country Store.  Introducing today's book...reminiscent of those days gone by....





Unwrapping...







Written, illustrated and music CD by Tim Noah
ages 3-9

First book in the planned "Kaddywompus Tales" 




Unwrapping some mighty-find illustrations...















The illustrations are amazing. Each page is packed full of action, emotion and details (love the details).  I went back through the book several times just to soak in the images and enjoy the book's story visually.  The illustrations are bold, bright, and super kid-appealing.





My review...


This book is up-beat, spirited and drives the message home... that it's not about your destination, it's all about the journey.

A carefree little boy, singing a ditty, kicking a can, flipping his coveted nickel and accompanied by his dog, decides to go spend his fortune at the Country Store. 


"Fiddley-diddley-diddley-dee
We're goin' to the Country Store

Fiddley-diddley-diddley dee
We're goin' to the Country Store."



 Walking down the road he encounters his friend Bob who is busy doing farm chores.  Bob persuades him to team up with him to do the chores and then they both can go to the store.  The happy-go-lucky duo, free from responsibilities, still kicking that can and singing that ditty, proceed to the Country Store together.

The day is blistering hot, the sweat starts to pour down, the feet start to slowly drag until they think they are gonners.  Along comes Jim on his bicycle and asks if they would like a ride or rather hike to the store?  Jim is their superhero of the day!

Well the answer is pretty clear and they both pile on. Bob climbs on the back fender... Jim does the pedalling ... and the boy parks himself square on the handlebars.  The trio laugh, sing out loud and merrily continue their journey without a care in the world.  

They encounter some difficulties along the way but as friends do they stick together and ride out the troubles until finally they reach their destination... the good old Country Store. More friends greet them on their arrival and soon you discover there is only one with money to buy treats.  Can you guess who?  This fantastic book is about friendship, sharing, looking out for one another and is very entertaining and A-one.  

Tim Noah is a composer, singer and his CD is included with the book. He is currently working on the second book in the series. For those of you who are teachers/educators, Tim and Cyndi "Soup" Elliot  perform a variety of "workshops" in schools. Among them is a songwriting workshop.  You can find out more info about Tim and his events at:


www.timnoah.com




About the multi-talented Tim Noah...










Whether performing heartfelt ballads, sing-a-longs, whimsy or foot stomping folk-rock, Emmy award winning songwriter, Tim Noah, has the unique ability to reach across generations and genres to captivate audiences of all ages. With the 2007 release of One Fell Swoop, hedelivers heartfelt messages of inspiration, true love, reckless hearts and wild abandon to his adult listeners in true Tim Noah style; with humor, storytelling and effervescent energy. Tim Noah warms the heart and inspires his listeners to dream and believe in the power of imagination.
Tim Noah hosted the award winning weekly seriesHow ‘Bout That and is the recipient of 8 Emmy awards for his music and television productions. He is the star of the award winning children’s special In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo!which aired on HBO, The Disney Channel, The Super Channel and on the BBC in England. Tim Noah is featured on five Christmas In The Northwest CD’s, including the soon to be released 2007, 10th Anniversary compilation, benefiting Northwest Children’s Hospitals.
 “Tim is a unique and charismatic performer with non-stop energy and enormous talent.”
ABC TV, New York

More testimonials and descriptions of Tim Noah’s numerous awards as well as audio samples from his CD’s can be found on our website www.timnoah.com.




Read on and read always!


It's a wrap. 



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