Chicken Little may have thought the sky was falling but Peter Pika is sure the glaciers are melting and is off to talk to the Mountain Monarch about it. Joined along the way by friends Tammy Ptarmigan, Sally Squirrel, Mandy Marmot, and Harry Hare, they all wonder what will happen to them if the glaciers melt. Where will they live, how will they survive? When Wiley Wolverine tries to trick them, can the Mountain Monarch save them? More importantly, can the Mountain Monarch stop the glaciers from melting?
4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back
40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book’s homepage
eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio
My Comments: My Southern California second graders and I enjoyed this book as we do all of Sylvan Dell books. It was somewhat hard for them to relate to since they have little to no experience with cold weather, ice, or glaciers. Nevertheless, it presented great teaching opportunities. The illustrations were colorful and realistic. Illustrations are always one of the most important aspects of a children’s book (especially non-fiction). While reading the children picked up the “Chicken Little” resemblance of the story. I knew it was familiar, but they nailed the title of Chicken Little. This aspect made the story more engaging for the children. It also made it fun to read. The Accelerated Reading level of this book is 3.6, and the interest level is ages 4-9. We have yet to find a Sylvan Dell book we dislike!
***CONTEST ALERT! *** The publisher ,Sylvan Dell, would like to give away a copy of this book. If you leave a one sentence comment sharing one topic you would like to see addressed in a children’s non-fiction book, you will automatically be entered into the contest to win a copy of this book. Easy, easy, easy! The contest will close on May 31, 2012.
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