Monday, January 4, 2010

Book of the Week: Wright on Time Utah (book 2) by Lisa Cottrell-Bentley

I’m back from a 2 week hiatus and am recharged and ready for the new year. I hope all of you are ready for a great 2010.

My format here is going to change a bit. I still will be doing reviews on books that go beyond reading. The rest of my posts will deal with a combination of different ways to use books, creative writing prompts and news on the multi-lingual front. In this last one I might even include some basic words, customs, games and fun things from around the world. I hope you all follow along this year and enjoy the ride.

So, let’s kick this year’s Book of the Week off with the second book in the “Wright on Time” series. “Utah”, book 2. It is every bit as action packed as Lisa’s first book, “Arizona”.

This time the Wright family has traveled to the state of Utah. They’re helping out at an Allosaurus dinosaur dig. Aidan is trying hard to find a new bone at the dig. Nadia gets some new surprises from her mysterious device. The symbols state changing and glowing in the night. Just what is this thing? What are the changing symbols that look Mayan, Chinese, Egyptian and Native American? Also, what’s going on with Aidan’s teeth?

I like the way Lisa’s books not only are very fun adventure stories, they also teach and encourage you to want to learn more about the subject, in this case dinosaurs and hieroglyphics of different ancient civilizations.

As with her first book, Lisa takes this book beyond reading with the two page spread of Utah facts at the front of the book. At the end of the story there are more Utah facts, a glossary, a contest and a peak at book number three “Wyoming.”

Check out her website and pick up your copy today.
Wright on Time Books

While you're there, check out her game page, blog by Nadia and character bios as well.

Check out her Flat Kids link and print out your copy of Aidan and Nadia today. Enjoy!

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