I am super excited to share with you a bit about Cree and Scooter Hit the Slopes! I really liked how the story incorporated themes that younger kids can understand (dreams, seat belts, explanations...) Children learn what a chameleon is, for example. Province is another wonderful new word that comes up, because this story takes place in British Columbia, Canada.
There are handy maps that are kid-friendly in the book, to better help children visualize where they are learning about. Language familiarity is another positive effect of this book, with a few simple words in French to get kids started thinking about other languages or just to make them aware that people speak different languages in different places, sometimes.
There are not too many words on each page and the pictures are simple but vivid and keep the details tied to the story well. I cannot wait for the next book in the series! This could also be a great story to help your child learn to love bedtime and dreams! There is a handy chart at the end, covering the English/French words and the pronunciation of each as well.
Although I think actual travel is important, whether abroad or just to a new spot a few miles down the road for a weekend getaway, I realize not everyone enjoys that sort of thing and perhaps cannot make travel fit into their lives, for many reasons. So, BOOKS are a great way to bring other places alive for children (and parents, too!) If you may never actually SEE the Great Wall of China or the Great Barrier Reef, you most definitely can travel there in your imagination or in the pages of a book.
The author, Tammy Sutton-Brown is a WNBA veteran, for all of you basketball fans out there and is a world traveler who knows the importance of getting out there and exploring! You can keep the adventure going will all of the books that will be coming down the pike in the Cree and Scooter Adventure series!
I think that this is a great book for young explorers, both boys and girls. You can buy a Hard Cover book for your child to enjoy for $16.99. There is also an Amazon eBook available for $6.99 for those of you that prefer that platform.
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**I received a complimentary PDF of this story to enjoy with my son and facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.**