Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Cree and Scotter Hit the Slopes in Brittish Columbia by Tammy Sutton-Brown
The Adventures of Cree and Scooter is a series geared toward children aged 4 to 8, and it exposes readers to various cultures in an age appropriate manner. Oscillating between the spheres of reality and fantasy, this book connects readers to the two main characters, Cree and Scooter, as they navigate their way through many countries across the globe while Cree dreams in her bed at night. Together Cree and Scooter travel to countries such as China, Egypt, Canada, Kenya, New Zealand, India, Japan and many more to experience the richness and uniqueness of many cultures of the world. In Cree and Scooter’s outrageous adventures each book in this series showcases some ‘travel mishaps’ and humor into the storyline to engage the audience. Cree and Scooter differ from traditional children’s books, as it infuses academic learning into fun adventures. This series of books includes opportunities for readers to learn world geography, history, key words from different languages, and many different cultural customs. The first book in the series begins on the continent of North America, in the country of Canada: Cree and Scooter Hit the Slopes in British Columbia.
WNBA veteran and two-time All Star, Tammy Sutton-Brown was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. However, she has spent more time living abroad than in her home town. Tammy believes that exposure to various cultures, languages, traditions, and values enhance the quality of one’s life. This philosophy has motivated Tammy to travel extensively. She has visited more than forty countries across five continents. Tammy’s motivation for writing this series is to encourage early literacy and have children engaged in what they are reading.
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What a wonderful and exciting Children's Book. Read this with my four and six year old and they loved it. You will meet a delightful child named Cree, and when she goes to bed she sleeps with her chameleon Scooter.
The kids enjoyed how the chameleon changed colors, depending on how he felt. They also practiced the French words that were spoken, really cute hearing them try!
Included in this story is a map of Canada and their Provinces and Territories, and we found where we live in the States in relation to Vancouver Canada.
When we finished the story they were delighted with the activities that are offered. The hardest part was that there were two, and they had to take turns.
We highly recommend this great book, jammed packed with a great story and full of education!
I received this book from the Author Tammy Sutton-Brown, and was not required to give a positive review.