Parker the Planner

Parker the Planner

by Shannon Gapp


Parker’s city is a mess. It’s full of traffic and has no sidewalks or parks. But Parker has a plan! He’ll build his own city—with parks, zoos, transportation, environmental benefits, and more.

Planning a city is a big project, but Parker is up for the challenge. He has all kinds of ideas about how to create a place that will benefit everyone.

Part of a STEAM career-themed picture book series, Parker the Planner shows kids they can help create change in their own communities. Like Parker, they can use their passion and ideas to make the world a better place. Perfect for encouraging critical and creative thinking! Spatial analysis and critical thinking skills in K-12 students better prepare them for success, especially in science, engineering, and mathematics.

For grades 1-5. Includes a glossary.

The STEAM at Work! series brings awareness to exciting, fun STEAM careers and opens children up to new ideas for channeling their passions. Each book demonstrates different environmental and social issues the characters use their skills to solve, encouraging critical and creative thinking about the world. Like its characters, readers will be inspired to make a positive difference in their community now and in their future careers. 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589486416
Publisher: Esri Press
Publication date: 10/13/2020
Series: STEAM at Work! Series , #4
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Shannon Gapp is a landscape designer for the regional infrastructure engineering firm Bolton & Menk, Inc. Her experience includes urban and streetscape design, parks master planning, comprehensive community planning, public engagement, and digital rendering. Shannon’s passion for landscape architecture stems from her love for the outdoors, eye for design, and attention to detail. Shannon authored Sam the Landscape Architect as a part of the Bolton & Menk children’s book series to help inspire the next generation of landscape designers who want to create healthier, more sustainable communities.

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