Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains

Author: Dawn Menge
Illustrated by: Bobbi Switzer
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 16, 2009)
ISBN-10: 1432711695

Wow, what a beautiful and unique children's book!

Each month Queen Vernita invites a friend to visit the Blue Ice Mountains. Upon arrival each friend gets to chose something they are interested in and learn about it. In January, Debbie learned all about crabs; in February, Thomas learned about sea otters; in the month on March, Christopher learned about glaciers; in April, Joshua learned all about wildflowers; and so it goes, with each guest, throughout the entire year.

This book offers a fun, painless way to impart knowledge to young minds. The writing is excellent and the illustrations are as well. I wish I could give this unusual children's book more than 5 stars!

(Thanks to the author for my review copy.)

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