~Written by Marie Von Minden
The author of the first interactive Grand Canyon ebook for children takes her readers on an exciting journey as a lively little dog befriends a California condor and an Abert’s squirrel, and together they explore the canyon. Spectacular photography, videos, and opportunities for interaction make this book an engaging and memorable read.
What child wouldn’t want to go on the adventure of a lifetime with a great pup like Kristi Kay and follow her on a multimedia journey that is both fun and educational? Amazing stories told by her new friends keep you wondering what surprising new secrets they will reveal next. What happened to the people that lived in the canyon? Will the condors in the rescue program survive? This adventure story for elementary grade children offers an engaging way to experience the Grand Canyon.
For those who would like to learn more about the issues touched upon in the story, additional information is provided in the Kristi Kay Talks with a Ranger section at the end of the book via interactive media, photo galleries, maps, charts, and links to external websites.
This interactive ebook is especially appropriate for children 7-11 years old, and as a read aloud for younger children, and it would also be well-suited for an educational setting. Divided into 12 chapters, the book lends itself to be read in several sessions at the age appropriate pace.
“Mysteries of the Grand Canyon” is the first book in the A Cairn Terrier Travels to National Parks series, a series of educational adventure stories created to inspire appreciation and stewardship of our precious parks.
Mysteries of the Grand Canyon is an amazing photographic journey through the majestic canyon all the while enlightening young readers to the remarkable treasures that lie within.
Kristi Kay is visiting the Grand Canyon with her owner Marie. She is having a wonderful time discovering all the canyon has to offer, but when Marie goes on a hike that doesn't allow pets Kristi Kay must stay behind. Eager to continue her exploration, Kristi Kay dreams of being free to travel the canyon trails. When she is visited by a California Condor, it looks like Kristi Kay's dream will come true.
Mysteries of the Grand Canyon is educational, exciting, and entertaining all rolled into one. Marie Von Minden gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the canyon's past as well as the creatures that still call the Grand Canyon home. The interactive function allows for further learning and the brilliant photos visually stimulate children and help instill the knowledge found within the story.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Mysteries of the Grand Canyon. Available on iTunes.