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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • Language:English
  • Pages:30
  • eBook ISBN:9781624884498

The Get Away Boat

by V. L. Eriksen

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Overview
"The Get Away Boat: is a 500 word children's picture book. Its thirty beautiful illustraitons entice your child first to listen and then to read the story: The beaver dam broke and a monster wave is comming! What will and will not float? Three little lizards and an old grandpa need to figure it out fast! The book's editor, a Florida State first-grade teacher, guided the book toward use in her classroom. To her student's delight, she used it in her science unit to help teach principles of sink and float. Second and third graders loved reading it themselves and also gave the book a "thumbs up." Besides a funny story, the book also contains a CHALLENGE section that encourages discussion and independent thinking. Children are asked to vote on what will and will not float. Come along and join the fun!
Description
"The Get Away Boat is a 500 word children's picture book. Its thirty beautiful illustrations entice your child first to listen and then to read the story. The beaver dam broke and a monster wave is comming! What will and will not float? Three little lizards and an old grandpa need to figure it out fast! The book's editor, a Florida State first-grade teacher, guideded the book toward use in her classroom. To her students delight, she used it in her science unit to help teach principles of sink and float. Second and third graders loved reading it themselves and also gave the book a "thumbs up." Besides a funny story, the book also includes a CHALLENGE section that encourages discussion and independent thinking. When asked to vote on whether a paper clip would or would not float, one third grade girl announced that it would float if it were attached to a piece of paper! Some serious thinking going on here. Come along and join the fun!
About the author
V. L. Eriksen holds a master's degree in creative writing, poetry and has been a professor of creative writing and English composition for over twenty years. She is the author of two books of poetry for children and several picture books. Her first middle-grade novel, "The Dreamer and the Sword," is now available in e-book format.
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