Saving Kate's Flowers

Saving Kate's Flowers

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Overview

Fall is here and Kate is determined to save her flowers from the winter cold. Mom shows her how to scoop the flowers out of the ground, transplant them into pots, and give them water. Kate pots a couple flowers . . . and then some more…and a few more. With Mom distracted on the phone, Kate has filled the house with flowers, but Dad’s sneezes mean the flowers have to go! Kate realizes she needs to find a new place for her flowers to spend the winter, but where? This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 27-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Saving Kate's Flowers 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. Tap animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628558708
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 08/10/2016
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Cindy Sommer's love for gardening started at a young age while admiring her mother's green thumb. She passed this love of plants on to her daughters, who are the inspiration behind her debut picture book, Saving Kate's Flowers. Along with gardening, Cindy has always had a passion for writing, a passion she cultivated with a BA in English from SUNY Oneonta. Cindy does her gardening and writing at her home on Long Island, along with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and horse. For more information, visit her website: http://www.cindysommer.com/

Laurie Allen Klein has been a freelance artist for nearly 25 years. Over the last several years, she has worked as the on-staff artist for a marine park, where she does everything from painting life-size sea animal murals to illustrating children's activity books. In addition to Saving Kate's Flowers, They Just Know, Laurie has illustrated The Ghost of Donley Farm, Fur and Feathers, Where Should Turtle Be?, Little Skink's Tail, Solar System Forecast, Meet the Planets, If a Dolphin Were a Fish and Balloon Trees for Arbordale. She was the winner of the Outstanding Pennsylvania Author/Illustrator Award from the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association in 2008 and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Laurie lives in Florida. See more of her artwork at lauriekleinarts.com.

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