Booking across the USA! I am so excited to be part of this super fun hop! There's nothing better than a good book, right?! And travel is not far behind! Being from the wonderful state of Indiana, I was excited to check out Travels with Charlie- Across the Midwest, written by Miles Backer and illustrated by Chuck Nitzberg, and published by Blue Apple Books. Yup. That's us-- Hoosiers. Smack dab in the Midwest.
I do have to say this book is totally cool. It's not just a book of facts...it's actually a search & find book. The illustrations are gorgeous! The artist has these super fun illustrations of some of the notable
places for each state. In each picture, there's a teeny tiny little Charlie hiding. I read this to my almost-4-year-old granddaughter as soon as we opened the package, and she was just thrilled to look for and find Charlie. So cute!
We've got a saying here........
"There's more than corn in Indiana."
You might be wondering about that picture of Santa down there in Southern Indiana. Santa Claus, Indiana is a sweet little town. All of the streets and lots of the businesses have Christmas themed names. Lots of people send or take their Christmas cards to Santa Claus to have them post marked with Santa Claus, Indiana. Santa Claus is also home of one of the first amusement parks in the United States. Holiday World. THIS is what my family thinks of when we hear 'Santa Claus, Indiana'....
My son is in media (he's now a news producer) and actually worked at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the media staff for a few years when he was in college. That's him right there in the black shirt with the headphones behind Danica Patrick.How cool is that? As mom, I am very proud of this picture.
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We're going to make our race cars out of recycled materials. Then 'race' them. Do you see where I'm going with this? Measure how far they travel, collect data, organize data in different ways, determine mean, median, mode, and range. Oh my goodness! There's just so much you can do!
I'm also planning to throw in a focus on Science and magnets and make these fun little racers. How fun is this going to be?!
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Growing Book by Book and check out all of the other state projects. There are some fantastic things going on! AND - there's a GIVEAWAY for the entire set of books!