Here’s an excerpt of a review written by Karen Cioffi:
Adding to the invitingness of this delightful story are amazing full page illustrations by Kurt Wilchen. Each page has vivid and bold illustrations that will surely grab and hold a young reader’s attention. Along with all this, Stemke includes pages and pages of activities, and additional information about conservation and the environment, all to help children better understand the story’s theme. It even includes a song titled “The Fuzzy Squirrel” that children can sing to with the music from “I’m a Little Teapot.”
Some of the activities and information include in Educator’s Edition of
EARTH DAY: TROUBLE ON
· Reading comprehension activities
· Original topic related lyrics that children can sing to the melody of classic favorites
· Discussion topics, such as Why Trees are Important and What Things Can be Reused
· Games, including the Going Green Game
· Recycling activities, such as making napkin rings using recycled toilet paper rolls, recycling old CDs to make ornaments, and how to recycle old crayons
· Dolch Sight Word activity page
Learning how each of us can take steps to protect our environment is important for children and adults alike. It will take all our efforts to help improve the environment for a healthier tomorrow. Trouble on Earth Day is a great start for children.
Kathy’s book is available at a discounted price on her blog educationtipster: http://educationtipster.blogspot.com or on Amazon, B & N, and many other online book sites.
With Earth Day approaching on April 22nd let’s celebrate our beautiful Earth by meditating on its majestic splendor. Take a look at the following five photos and let us know your favorite by commenting below. (I'm sorry, but the pictures mentioned in this paragraph are no longer available.)
Award winning author, Kathy Stemke’s first children’s picture book, Moving Through All Seven Days, was published on Lulu. Her next two picture books, Sh, Sh, Sh Let the Baby Sleep, and Trouble on Earth Day were released in 2011. Both of these books have been awarded the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. Visit her book blog at http://shshshletthebabysleep.blogspot.com Kathy has several WIP: two picture books and a Young Adult Historical Novel.
Mrs.Stemke offers great teaching tips and children’s book reviews as well as a monthly newsletter titled, MOVEMENT AND RHYTHM, on her blog. http://educationtipster.blogspot.com