Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pursuing Our Interests Beyond Preschool

Greetings Preschool Engineering Fans!

It has been a pleasure working on Preschool Engineering for the past many years. As my children have grown older, our lives have evolved and many of the topics of my writing have shifted focus. If you are curious about where our lives are taking us then you can visit my new business, Boco Learning, where I write to Reveal Everyday Math to Empower Parents.

I hope to see you around!


Monday, June 4, 2018

To celebrate Independence Day, pick up this Shine-a-Light-On book!

"Readers explore caves and rivers, visit national parks and view historic buildings. Shine a flashlight behind the page or hold it to the light to reveal what is hidden in and around our country. Discover a land of great surprises."

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Book Review - How to Survive a Shark

"Ahoy, me mateys! Upset your Mom swam away after you were born? Cry me an ocean. You’ve got ME to show you the ropes! Well, at least until I get a craving for baby shark. Swim along and I’ll teach you how to hunt using all six senses (a whole sense more than a human), why you can NEVER stop moving (blimey, no - not even to sleep!), and what your most dangerous threat is (here’s a hint: those sneaky landlubbers don’t even live in our waters!). Aye, me hearties, learning How to Survive as a Shark is not as easy as it sounds! 

How to Survive as a Shark provides a unique take on fish science that will entertain and educate in and out of the classroom. Full of opportunities for extended learning, this book includes fun facts hidden throughout the hilarious illustrated story – and after, a glossary of important terms and some real photos of great white sharks. If you’ve ever wondered how to think and swim like a shark, and you like to laugh while you learn, this book is for you!"

My thoughts: A pirate-talkin' teacher gives a small school of little sharks a crash course on being a shark. Dense with facts about sharks, the prose is like a fun little lecture. Illustrations emphasize the teacher at the center with oodles of underwater onlookers. Back matter includes more info about sharks including a glossary of sharktastic words. Plenty to learn from this book.