Friday, September 11, 2009
Kid's Corner - Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains by Dawn Menge (Book Review)
Shared by Kristi Herbrand
Title: Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains
Author: Dawn Menge
Illustrator: Bobbi Switzer
Publisher: Outskirts Press
First sentence: Queen Vernita was preparing her invitations for this year's visits with her twelve wonderful friends.
About the book: Queen Vernita invites one friend to visit her every month for a year. They visit different parts of the country and learn about everything from crabs to different flowers to the Aurora Borealis.
My thoughts: Wonderful teaching tool for months of the year, days of the week, as well as all the fun facts about the different places they went and the things they saw. It is still above my 4-year-old's head - little too wordy for him - and I see that the recommended reading age is 9-12.
About the author: Dawn Menge has a Masters Degree and Clear Credential in Special Education. She has worked with the severely handicapped population for twelve years. She is currently working towards her PH.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. She combines her experiences within her life to create Queen Vernita's characters and her kingdom. Queen Vernita's Visitors continues to be woven around her friends and family. (back cover)
Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains
Publisher/Publication Date: Outskirts Press, May 2009