Thursday, July 21, 2016

Celebrating Colorado by Jane Kurtz -OPTIONAL

Kurtz, Jane Celebrating Colorado 35 pages. Houghton Mifflin, 2015. $3.99.  Content: Language: G (0 swears) Mature Content: G Violence: G EARLY READER
Mr. Geo is a geography teacher who visits states in the series. In this book he is in Colorado. Mr. Geo shows readers natural wonders, things to see and do, history, and interesting facts. This one features native American history, the great outdoor sports like rock climbing and hiking, and the art museum with the big blue bear. The illustrations are stellar.
I am torn on this series. I sometimes have a run of younger students interested in the states, but the big push is in fifth grade, making this series way too easy to read. This is my personal opinion, but mustaches guys kind of creep me out, wish the host of the series was different. If you purchase the paperback versions, you can buy the whole series on the cheap, and maybe you can start a run of younger readers interested in the States.

EL(K-3)  – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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