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Ting-A-Ling: The Old Ambulance by Harry Goldstar - Book Tour & Review

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Ting-A-Ling: The Old Ambulance
by Harry Goldstar

Welcome to the world of Ting-a-Ling. The friendliest old ambulance there ever was. With line drawn illustrations for YOU to colour in helping you to familiarise yourself personally, with Ting-a-Ling, his owner and restorer Alf, his mum, and Mr .Grimsby the boss of the big ambulance station. Open the cover and jump into a whole NEW world of ambulance stories and adventures.

Designed in a quirky style encompassing story telling entertainment colouring and education suitable for both younger readers and adults alike. Truly an all in one compendium. Just like the filling in a sandwich, the best bit’s inside.

Simple and easy to read. The stories are written with a smattering of comical northern dialect in bite size chapters so as not to be taxing on the brain.

Have difficulty in reading? Written by a dyslexic who knows what a struggle it can be. This book really is here to help YOU!
If Ting-a-Ling had wings I would say welcome to the flying start. This book is the first in a series in the making where you will meet Ting-a-Ling and his friends.

TRY ME. If not for yourself. Think of someone else. Possibly a little person who the stories are written for.

You will love Ting-a-Ling. EVERYONE does!

Information about the Book
Title: Ting-A-Ling: The Old Ambulance
Author: Harry Goldstar
Release Date: 30th April 2019
Genre: Picture Book
Page Count: 50
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

My Review
Ting-A-Ling: The Old Ambulance is a fun little children's book that will appeal to everyone. It's about a gman named Alf who discovers an old, rotting ambulance in a field. He decides to take it and restore it back to its former glory. And restore it he does. Everyone loves Ting-a-Ling.
I thought the illustrations were simple and added to the enjoyment of the story. Following Alf on his journey to fix Ting-A-Ling was nice, and I also liked that it's technically two stories in one. There's the main story, with Alf finding Ting-A-Ling, and then a secondary story where the Mayor comes out to officially name Ting-A-Ling and give him a call sign. 

My 4-year-old son seemed to like sitting with me and reading this book, and I know it will delight kids of all ages. I'm giving Ting-A-Ling 5 stars.

Author Information
Born in Lincolnshire, the author draws on his northern roots with northern colloquialisms throughout these stories. As a child, the author was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease which he fought head on, however it has affected every day of his life since. A keen lover of older vehicles and all things transportation. The author has a practical, hands on approach, and fascination of how they work along with a love of the tools required in general. The author is an active supporting member of a prestigious living historic steam railway run as a charity for the benefit of others. He is also a volunteer trustee of a disability information service empowering the less able to live better and fulfilling lives and trying to change the perception of disability. He currently resides in King's Lynn.

Tour Schedule

Monday 29th April

Tuesday 30th April

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