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Saturn for My Birthday (Hardcover)

Saturn for My Birthday By John McGranaghan, Wendy Edelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John McGranaghan, Wendy Edelson (Illustrator)


Jeffrey wants Saturn for his birthday, and he wants the moons too--all 47 of them. After all, they'll make great night-lights But he's not selfish; he'll share the rings with some of his friends at school and with his teacher, Mrs. Cassini. Facts about Saturn are woven seamlessly throughout this funny story as Jeffrey explains just what he'll do with his present and how he'll take care of it. His dad better hurry with the order, though, because shipping might take a while. The "For Creative Minds" education section features "Solar System" and "Saturn Fun Facts." This fictional story includes a 5-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 25-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Saturn for My Birthday is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

About the Author

Wendy Edelson (Saturn for my Birthday) illustrated the first of many books, -Whose Garden- at the age of 18. Since then she has divided her time between illustrating children's books and -grown-up- books, and working on advertising and editorial projects. All of Wendy's illustrations begin with very detailed pencils drawings and are then painted mostly with watercolor with the addition of occasional bits of colored pencil and pastela ]the painting is definitely her favorite part! Wendy, her husband, and 4 cats currently live on an island in the Pacific Northwest. A corgi puppy will hopefully be joining the family soon! Visit Wendy's website: http: //www.wendyedelson.com/

Product Details
ISBN: 9781934359136
ISBN-10: 1934359130
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication Date: August 1st, 2008
Pages: 32
Language: English

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