- Publisher: Aerial Awareness Media
- Edition: 1st
- Available in: Hardcover, Kindle
- ISBN: 978-0991533817
- Published: April 7, 2014
Tina Tumbles is a delightful story which inspires confidence, focus, and perseverance.
After watching gymnasts flip across the T.V. screen, Tina wants to do nothing but gymnastics at all hours of the day. But Tina learns that even a cartwheel is not as easy as it looks. She just can’t land on her feet. Now it’s time for her first gymnastics lesson. Will Tina gain the confidence she needs to complete the skill without falling?
Charming, colorful illustrations paired with easy-flowing rhyme make this the perfect story for younger children being read to by adults, kids learning how to master reading skills, or even a person looking back at how they too learned their first cartwheel. Overall, an enjoyable read for kids and big kids alike!
***Finalist in the 2014 San Diego Book Awards for Best Published Picture Book***
***Honorable Mention in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Preschool Category***
Tina Tumbles is a fun, lyrical story with an important message weaved beneath the storyline: teaching kids to get back up when they fall down, and to give it their all, no matter how many times they face defeat. These are messages that I hope to instill in my own children. Tina shows kids that with a little persistence and a positive attitude, anything is possible.”–Shannon Miller, 7-Time Olympic Medalist, Co-Author of It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life
Growing up as a member of the Cuban national team, I know how difficult the sport of gymnastics can be. Motivational tools are essential in our sport and a children’s book that teaches kids to keep trying after a ‘tumble’ is an ideal way to reach children of all ages and abilities. Tina Tumbles is a great avenue of showing gymnasts the importance of perseverance, determination and commitment all while having fun!”-Charlie Tamayo, World Championship Bronze Medalist, World Cup Gold Medalist, 3 time Pan Am Team Champion
The first thing that grabbed my attention about this book is the beautiful illustrations. Each and every page is full of realistic yet fun and colorful images that children will definitely enjoy. And the story by Danielle Soucy Mills is not only delightful and relatable, but it has an important message that children should learn. No matter how many times Tina fell, she got right back up and continued trying. She tried and tried until she accomplished her goal. Kids will see that hard work, dedication, and perseverance will lead to achieving their goals. Though it will certainly appeal to gymnastics enthusiasts, this book will be adored by children who have any interests at all because they will be able to relate to Tina. The stunning illustrations, the significant lesson, and the cute, entertaining story are all wrapped up in this wonderful book. Tina Tumbles is adorable, and I highly recommend it for parents to read with their children. I know I will be!”-Cheryl Schopen for Readers’ Favorite.com
“Tina Tumbles fills a void, as it is a sweet child’s story about her first foray into a sport that captivates so many. I read this book aloud to my six year old, and it held her attention and made her smile. Several times since, I’ve seen her pick it up and read it to herself. The text is within her reading level (end of first grade), with a few more challenging words. While I bought this book because of it’s gymnastics theme, we adored Tina and would love to read more of her adventures!!”
-Ann, Review from Amazon.com
My daughter (age 7 ) has been in love with Tina Tumbles. A truly great book, well written with gorgeous illustrations inside. Every parent should make this book part of their library. The book not only encourages children to become more active but it teaches them to step out of their comfort zone and become a successful achiever. Share what you’re reading!
-Radi M., Review from Amazon.com