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The Pile Up (Children's Picture Book) [Kindle Edition]

Robin Adolphs , Trevor Salter
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

On your marks ... get set ... RACE!!

It's bikes versus scooters and skateboards, in an exciting race with an unlikely winner!

It’s the yearly event
In the neighbourhood street
When bikes, boards and scooters
All meet to compete.

Who’ll take out the race?
Crowds gather to see
But no-one can guess
Who the winner will be.


The Pile Up is a fun children’s picture book, how did you come up with the idea for the story?

I’d written stories about the bush and wanted to write something in an urban setting based on kids’ interests. At the time we were living in a quiet cul-de-sac and the neighborhood children, including my own, rode their bikes, skateboards and scooters on the street. I love writing in rhyme and just started writing. The ending didn't come to me until I was well into the story. You could say it wrote itself!

Why do you think The Pile Up is a popular illustrated children’s story among preschool books for 2-4 years?

Children love the rhythm and rhyme of ‘The Pile Up’. It’s great to read aloud as the reader can increase the momentum as the race progresses. It’s a little bit naughty too, with all the pushing and shoving. And they love the ending which they never see coming. I've had kids say to me on several occasions that they could see themselves in a race like that.

Do you think more kids should play sports & outdoor activities?

Well, lots do already! I’d love to say all do, but that’s not always the case. I believe it’s important that children play outdoors. Creative outdoor play, as well as structured and unstructured outdoor activities are opportunities for children to develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Playing a sport and being part of a team is a natural extension of free play. I’d love to see all kids having fun outdoors.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4051 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Butternut Books (July 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,606 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars cute...a little scary December 5, 2012
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My little guys liked this rhyming poem book and the pictures were cute. The book was a little shorter than I thought it would be and I'm not sure about using the word mangled when describing children, but for the most part it was a fun and silly read. This book looked really good on the kindle fire and the kids wanted to read it a second time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!! November 28, 2012
By Jaime
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My 2 and a half year old loves this story. She asks me to read it to her everyday. When I am busy and can't, she will use the illustration to aid her with the rhyming predictive text! Certainly keeps her entertained!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun book January 18, 2013
By Jared
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Fun book that was read last night with my son. Great bedtime story to read. Will look for additional books from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who's going to win the race?! October 18, 2014
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The race is on at 6 o'clock sharp! This nicely, rhyming story is about a group of children on bikes, scooters and skateboards. The rules are made clear, fair play is required. Once the race is on, some have spills but who is this coming up from behind? Your kids will laugh when they read what happens.

This is a fun, attention grabbing, well-written and illustrated short story. Not only that but you can also go to the author's website and download FREE Activity pages which are not only fun but also educational! EXCELLENT! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent cute bed time story! December 29, 2013
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Loved the cute photos and the rhyming!! Perfect story to wind the kids down at night! Highly recommend this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great short read for kids June 21, 2013
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My 4 year old son loves this great rhyming short story! Very cute. He asks me to read it again and again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Pile Up (a Childrens Picture Book) February 4, 2013
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My 7 yr old granddaughter seemed to like it, plus she was able to read it herself..She likes books with Pictures, as most children do..Hey, so do I...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Grandson Liked it January 22, 2013
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My grandson liked it that why I rated it. He likes his bike and scooter and has lots of fun on them. All boys will enjoy this book.
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More About the Author

Children's author Robin Adolphs was born in Victoria, Australia before spending several years living in Cologne, Germany where she worked in a kindergarten with three year old German children and taught English to adults at the Berlitz School.

Years later Robin returned to Australia to continue teaching in Victoria and Queensland before retiring from her position as Deputy Principal at Tamborine Mountain State School in Australia.

Robin has four children and five grandchildren, who are a major source of her ideas and inspiration for her children's stories. She now spends her time between writing children's books and travelling around Australia with her husband.


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