August Book of the Month: Teddy Mars by Molly B Burnham
Ages: 8-12 Synopsis: Teddy Mars is one of 7 children and wants to stand out fro...
“The Possum’s Tale” is a story about a prank that goes horribly wrong. It is an adaptation of the Cherokee legend accompanied by fun rhymes, beautiful illustrations and hidden images.
As the story unfolds, children are naturally drawn into feelings of empathy and injustice. In spite of everything that happens in the story, the animals all come to the conclusion that they are special and wondrous in some way.
“The Possum’s Tale” is available in two formats. As a picture book, it is most enjoyed by children ages 7-12. The interactive app is able to reach a younger audience, ages 3-9.
Features of the app:
*Early word identification
*Record a reader
“Oh look, right there, is that a magic wand?”
It is common to hear this type of reaction from children as they open the book, “The Possum’s Tale.” The story has fabulous rhyme, beautiful illustrations and social dilemmas. All of the high quality features of this book go unnoticed by the children, however, as soon as they realize there are hidden objects in the illustrations!
Kara Peterson, a former middle school teacher, has created an opportunity to discuss difficult situations under the guise of forest animals.
“The Possum’s Tale” comes in two formats. It is available in hardcover on funwhystories.com and as an interactive app at iOS, Google Play and Amazon.
*Early word recognition
*Record a reader
*Mindful mother of two boys
*Thought provoking writer of stories
Kara has gone beyond creating a story with pictures. She loves the challenge it takes to create hidden games, word play and enrichment learning in her tales. Kara embraced technology to design user-friendly, challenging, exciting apps for further engagement.