Interesting read … Highly Recommended … 5 stars
Michael draws a map, a big map.
Bears and seals and kangaroos and camels, binoculars and kool-aid
and letters to Mom are part of the adventure found in Michael's
Safari. Day by day Michael's adventure across his map and around
the world continues. A boat made of Legos, a snowman, paper airplanes
and playing hide and seek, a bridge of blocks and walking with
great big steps, a tunnel under the ocean and squirrels, home
again in time for lunch. What an adventure Michael has had.
is an entertaining work by well know writing talent JennaKay
Francis. Illustrations done by Craig Howarth finish the product
to perfection. Vocabulary used is a bit advanced for very early
readers, however the work lends itself well as a 'read-to' for
the 3 to 5s as they sit beside Mom or Dad, operate the buttons
to turn the pages while hearing the words read aloud. With some
direction 6-8s will read the book alone as a pleasure reading
work. The 9-10 set will find the book perfect to read to little
siblings or to younger schoolmates as they work in the school
Youngsters in the 3-7 group will
enjoy the notion of play much as they themselves engage in. What
Mom has not prepared a 'picnic' lunch for their youngster to
enjoy during playtime. What child has not built wonderful structures
and experienced wonderful adventures sitting on the floor playing
alone with toys or with a sibling or a parent?
is an excellent choice for the home or school library. The book
works well for a unit on family, pleasure reading or the in school
reading mentor program.
As a teacher I particularly like
the concept of listing things done day by day. This is a book
I would use in my own K-1 classroom.
Entertaining read, happy to recommend.