Green Go, Red Stop! Book Tour

GENDER: Childish



JJ and his friend CC venture into the neighborhood on their bikes. They meet friends and face life’s challenges that make them think about their options. JJ and CC must make decisions based on kindness, helping others, and honesty. JJ is guided by his fascination with traffic lights and the valuable life lessons taught by his loving and wise grandmother. Along the way, JJ remembers what he has learned. Will JJ and CC make good decisions?

Green GO, red STOP! is an interactive and fun read for children to learn and understand the concepts of character traits and how important they are in life. The question for the young reader is Green GO, Red STOP! What are you going to do off the top?


We see my elderly neighbor unloading groceries from his car. He drops the bag and his purchases go everywhere. He can’t pick up all the groceries on the ground. He looks sad. He needs help.

Green GO, red STOP!

What are you going to do off the top?

CC and I jumped off our bikes to help him. We gather all the groceries and put everything back in the shopping bag. My neighbor gives each of us a big red apple to thank us for helping him. “Delicious!”

AUTHOR Biography and links:

Tara Hill-Starks is an education professional with a talent for all things business. Originally from North Carolina, she has an MBA and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tara shows her grateful and compassionate heart by helping and giving to others. She likes to live on the beach with her husband and son.

His first book, Grandma, I have this! It is inspired by the teachings she received from her maternal grandmother when she was a child. Her second book Green GO, red STOP! she is excited about her young son and his love of the outdoors. Both works capture valuable life lessons that young children can learn.

Joseph Starks III, the author’s son, is played by the character JJ in Green GO, red STOP! As an energetic kid, enjoy nature and explore the outdoors by riding your bike around the neighborhood. On the way to and from school each day, JJ yells “Come on green, mommy!” when the traffic light is green and “Red STOP, mommy!” when the light turns red. His joy and enthusiasm are delightful and inspire the author to create the title and adventures of the book.


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This is a very clever book that teaches wonderful life lessons to children when they read it. The story is about JJ, modeled after the author’s little boy. JJ and his best friend CC love to ride their bikes around the neighborhood. In all cases, children are presented with moral lessons. Will they do the right thing or the wrong thing? They use this phrase over and over to help them decide how they should behave and respond to things.

Green goes.

red stop!

What are you going to do upstairs?

This book is a great educational book, but also very entertaining. The children are very helpful and friendly and enjoy spending time in their neighborhood. Both children and parents will find great meaning when they read this book.


Tara Hill-Starks will award a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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