Monday, October 5, 2009

Book of the Week: The Traveler’s Trunk by Amanda Litz

This week’s book is an incredible journey into the imagination of young children.

Sierra, Jacob and Brent are visiting their great-grandma’s house with their parents. Great- Grandma Addy loves to tell the children stories about great adventures about far off places. After another wonderful story about how she saved a naval ship from pirates, Great-Grandma Addy send the children off to play while she takes a rest.

In their exploration, Sierra finds a rope hanging down from the ceiling. What do they find? What great adventure do the three children have? You’ll have to read this fast paced beginner chapter book to find out what happens.

Amanda has really done an excellent job bringing this story to life. It will peak your child’s (or you own) sense of imagination. Do you have a reluctant reader in your house? This book will grab their attention. I can’t wait to read more stories in this series by Amanda Litz.

So, how has she taken this book beyond reading? I really had fun with all Amanda’s done. First off, at the end of the story she invites her readers to send in their own stories. Not sure what to write about? No problem. There’s a “fill in the blanks story” for you to use. These are fun and can have many different stories come from them. Oh, she also has a permission slip in the book for child and parent to fill out before she’ll post on her web site. Great idea! But that’s not all. Amanda has a 42 page activity book filled with fun activities like coloring pages, word searches and puzzles. These will keep your child occupied for hours and help them relive the experience of “The Traveler’s Trunk.”

Where can you buy this book?
Travel Trunk Publishing

posted by Joy Delgado
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4 comments:

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Those activities at the end are great ideas! I love the writing prompts and permission slip for the parents!

Zebee said...

I totally agree. Amanda did a great job all the way around.

Joy

Anonymous said...

I've read Amanda's book as well and I have to say, as someone who doesn't read much, I'm really looking forward to her next one! Way to go Amanda for an amazing job!

Zebee said...

Thanks anonymous for your comment. I totally agree.

Joy aka Zebee or is it the other way around?