An engaging, interactive adventure for kids they will ready again and again.
Two awesome explorers, Charlie and Trike, discover the true history of the Grand Canyon and the creatures that make it their home.
- Master Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.70(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.80(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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Our family was given the book Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure by Ken Ham and Karen Hansel to review from Masterbooks. I actually went to the Grand Canyon with my parents when I was 14 and it is one of those places you never forget. The kids were super excited to see this book arrive because when we visited the Creation Museum they became familiar with the Charlie and Trike characters. We sat down on the couch to read it together and as always this book was more than a story...it was an educational adventure, written from a Biblical perspective that got the kids excited, asking questions and put facts into their heads in a fun, engaging way. The kids loved the full-color pages, lift-the flap pages and especially all the Green Notebook journals throughout the book. It also showed them how the Grand Canyon and the Bible story of Noah's Ark go hand-in-hand and gave them lots of interesting and fun facts about the Grand Canyon too. In fact, I learned a few things about the Grand Canyon in this book too: * The Grand Canyon is one of the few places on earth that can be seen from the moon - an average of 238,857 miles away! * It would take 5,760 cars packed bumper to bumper to span the Canyon at its greatest width. * At 45 degrees Fahrenheit, the Colorado River is only a little warmer than the Arctic Ocean. * John Powell, an explorer with just one arm, was the first person to ride the Colorado River from start to finish on a chair on a wooden boat. * Evidence for a worldwide flood is found at the Grand Canyon in the formation of rock layers and the fossils buried within them. The last page of the book asks your kids if they are ready for another adventure and invites them to a very special place. Our kids thought it was so neat that they had been on that adventure (with the Charlie and Trike characters) and we actually got out all our pictures from our family adventure there and found the ones that were mentioned in the adventure note of the Charlie and Trike book. Here's the pictures from that adventure. Can you guess where we were? If not, you'll just have to read the Charlie and Trike book to find out!
This book is AWESOME!!! It might be one of the coolest children's books I've ever read. It is a great combination of an adventure story, natural history facts, and biblical truth. And best of all, each page has some kind of interactive part - pop-out pages, treasure maps, little interesting fact books, etc. I love, love, love how this book combines all those elements to make learning fun, and also takes a very direct approach to teaching children creation truths. In The Grand Canyon Adventure, Charlie and Trike tour the Grand Canyon and learn how God flooded the earth during Noah's time - that's why there are sea creature fossils at the top of the Grand Canyon. This is a very educational, yet fun and interactive book. I will definitely be looking for more Charlie and Trike books! I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure by Ken Ham with Karen Hansel is an interactive, illustrated children's book, following the journey of a young school boy, a dinosaur named Charlie, and his best friend and side kick, a monkey named Trike on a school trip to the Grand Canyon. Any child will certainly enjoy this story- following along with the interactive elements to this book. Charlie's journal entries are available as a pop out mini book called "My Green Notebook!!" complete with its own "handwritten" pages and drawings. A mini fact book complete with photos, as well as other pop out mini books and a fold out map of the grand canyon add so many details to this interactive kids book. The additional pop out features of this story add essential elements to the storyline as well- and aren't simply there for decorative purposes. Not only do the readers follow along with the main plot of the story- Charlie's adventures at the Grand Canyon, the child will also learn factual scientific details about how the Grand Canyon was created side by side with the account of the flood as told in the book of Genesis of the bible. In fact this book provides the perfect blend of science with the biblical account of creation in the form of a story book. As a blogger of New Leaf publishers I recieved a copy of this book for the purpose of writing a review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
As a former Parochial elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, I feel that this book would be an excellent addition to any classroom or home library. Just by thumbing through the pages, children will be intrigued by the fun and colorful illustrations as well as the pull out pages and interesting facts displayed on flippable flaps! This text would be a great resource in not only discussing different aspects of The Grand Canyon, but also when discussing the effects of Noah and the flood. Biblical and Scientific facts are displayed throughout the text by a curious and doubtful monkey and his friend, a confident and trusting dinosaur! Children may need guidance when reading this text only because there are 2 different story lines taking place in the story and it can get confusing & distracting with the pull out pages and flippable flaps, however with guidance children will enjoy this book greatly! Review by Katie Courtney