Well, I hope I am not going to jinx it by saying I’m having a great day. I got off to a great start with NANOWRIMO by finding a file I thought was lost for good. Now, if I could only get post-its to actually stick to my chart. I guess I bought too cheap of a brand.
The really great news is that I got a five star review for Sing the Planets, my instructional book on the solar system. If you’re a teacher or you know a teacher who has this in their curriculum, check it out.
Song, hand and body movements, mnemonics and more—Sing the Planets: An “I’ll That” Book by Bonnie Ferrante is sure to be a hit in the classroom and at home. This gem of a book is perfect for reaching readers and listeners of diverse learning styles. Ferrante not only includes the sheet music for the song, she has also produced a YouTube video (you’ll find its web link in the book), making it easy for teachers and parents to get the kids singing and swinging, enthusiastically performing hand and body movements to the tune. Sing the Planets not only includes detailed information about the eight planets (explaining that Pluto is no longer listed among them), it presents information about the entire solar system and includes mythological details about the origins of the naming of the planets. The illustrations include photos taken by NASA and other space agencies. Ferrante not only makes learning about the planets easy to remember—she makes it memorable! I highly recommend Sing the Planets to elementary teachers, librarians and to parents as well. ~ Bette A. Stevens, author of award-winning picture book Amazing Matilda (Children’s Literature): The Tale of A Monarch Butterfly
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Click on the cover for more information or to buy a copy. It is available in paperback and e-book, great for projecting onto your classroom screen.