Adventures in the Ice Age

Adventures in the Ice Age

by Linda Bailey, Bill Slavin
     
 

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Join the Binkertons —- twins Josh and Emma and their little sister Libby —- as they return to the Good Times Travel Agency only to find themselves deep-frozen in the Ice Age!

First they get lost —- there are no road signs in the Ice Age (no roads, either). Then they're starved and shivering —- Ice Age food is no picnic, and the only

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Join the Binkertons —- twins Josh and Emma and their little sister Libby —- as they return to the Good Times Travel Agency only to find themselves deep-frozen in the Ice Age!

First they get lost —- there are no road signs in the Ice Age (no roads, either). Then they're starved and shivering —- Ice Age food is no picnic, and the only shelter is a cave. The Binkertons need to make some friends, fast. Even if they're mammoth, woolly ones ...

Adventures in the Ice Age is an engaging mix of adventure and historical information about life in the last Ice Age. Did you know that Early Modern Humans looked like us? Or that Earth has been going through ice age cycles for millions of years? Find out about the world's first art gallery, Ice Age barbecues, music and more.

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Readers will enjoy Bailey’s breezy style, whcich remains light even as it delivers information; there’s even occasional humor. Slavin’s colorful illustrations clarify the details and add to the appeal. an afterword distinguishing fact from fiction rounds out a good introduction for young readers.
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Readers will enjoy Bailey's breezy style, whcich remains light even as it delivers information; there's even occasional humor. Slavin's colorful illustrations clarify the details and add to the appeal. an afterword distinguishing fact from fiction rounds out a good introduction for young readers.
Children's Literature
The guidebook Libby Binkerton grabs at Mr. Julian T. Pettigrew's travel agency magically transports her family to Ice Age Europe. The innovative combination of illustrations with dialogue balloons and guidebook excerpts immerses readers in the characters' time travel. Pettigrew's wry annotations advise the Binkertons how to survive as they explore their snowy surroundings. He reveals they must complete three tasks and read the entire guidebook to return home. The Binkertons and readers meet Ice Age inhabitants, both human and animal, and discover early modern humans created art and music during this prehistoric era. The accurate text does not sugarcoat the harsh conditions Ice Age people endured and bluntly describes dangers, especially carnivores, and such mundane tasks as scraping hides. Working side-by-side with their cave companions, the Binkertons learn that everyone has an important role in Ice Age groups and that teamwork and sharing are essential. Concluding with an historical overview, the book lacks a bibliography. This book will inspire classroom discussions and ideas for projects and reports in social studies, science, art, and music. It can be paired with Patricia Lauber's Painters of the Cave (1998) or Ann Turnball's Maroo of the Winter Caves (1984). This fun read is part of the "Good Times Travel Agency" series. 2004, Kids Can Press, and Ages 8 to 12.
—Elizabeth D. Schafer

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553375043
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Good Times Travel Agency Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
746,329
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Bailey is an award-winning author of many books for children, including Goodnight Sweet Pig, Stanley's Party, the Stevie Diamond Mysteries, and the Good Times Travel Agency series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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