I Love Maine

I Love Maine

by Nancy Griffin, Anne Rosen
     
 

I Love Maine introduces young children to where they live or visit. With enchanting illustrations and a gentle and simple rhyming scheme, I Love Maine takes children on a whirlwind tour of the state and builds pride in place and encourages discovery.

Watch as your child discovers the Paul Bunyan statue in Bangor, the Acadia National

Overview

I Love Maine introduces young children to where they live or visit. With enchanting illustrations and a gentle and simple rhyming scheme, I Love Maine takes children on a whirlwind tour of the state and builds pride in place and encourages discovery.

Watch as your child discovers the Paul Bunyan statue in Bangor, the Acadia National Park Nature Center, the Palace Playland and Portland Headlight & Museum (Maine's oldest lighthouse). From playing on one of the beaches or enjoying a skate on a Maine pond in the winter, watching lobster boats fishing off the coast or trying to spy a moose in the Maine Wildlife Park, I Love Maine makes the state come alive.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Bright, simple illustrations and gentle rhyming scheme, this board book is certain to become a reading time favorite of any toddler." —Portland, Maine Morning Sentinel (January 27, 2012)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
At times the text in this board book seems a bit forced, as it rhymes and presents a paean to the state of Maine. However, it might be an interesting choice for families considering a vacation, since it highlights places like Acadia National Park and relates some interesting facts—the capital city is Augusta, the state tree is the pine tree, and the major items produced or harvested are lumber, blueberries, potatoes and lobsters. The one piece of trivia that was new was learning that Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox were once residents. Somehow I had always associated them with Minnesota. It was also amusing to read that there are more trees than people. While summers are pleasant and children are shown at the beach, my experience has been that the water is too cold for swimming. The biggest attractions on my trips to Maine were the beauty along the shoreline and the wonderful winter activities. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926916149
Publisher:
MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
11/17/2011
Series:
I Love Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Griffin is the editor of the Gulf of Maine Times and the author of Maine 101 and The Remarkable Stanley Brothers. She lives in Thomaston, Maine. Anne Rosen is a freelance illustrator working out of Truro, Massachusetts.

Jeff Cox is an emerging children's book author and I Love Maine is his second book. Nancy Griffin is a native of Newfoundland and brought up in Boston, who has been living in Maine for more than 30 years. A former wire service and newspaper reporter and editor, she is now a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines that run the gamut from general interest to trade publications. She is currently the editor of the Gulf of Maine Times and is also the author of two books; a children's book called The Remarkable Stanley Brothers and a non-fiction bestseller called Maine 101. As a freelance writer, she has written for the Boston Globe, the Bangor Daily News, Working Waterfront, Irish America, the Hartford (CT) Courant, the Free Press, Seafood International and Seafood Processor (both in London, UK), the Navigator (St. John's, Newfoundland), National Fisherman and Seafood Business. She worked as a reporter and editor for the (weekly) Camden Herald in Camden, Maine, for United Press International in Augusta, Maine, the Nashua Telegraph in New Hampshire and the Brockton Daily Enterprise in Mass. She wrote, edited and formatted newsletters for the New England Fisheries Development Association in Boston, the Developmental Disabilities Council in Augusta, ME, and taught workshops in writing, newsletter writing and editing, and desktop publishing for the University of Maine at Augusta. Anne Rosen is the illustrator of several books in the Good Night Our World series, including Good Night Martha's VineyardGood Night Nantucket, Good Night New Hampshire, Good Night North Carolina, and Good Night Rhode Island. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >