Book Review and Giveaway: The Sandcastle Kids: A Mayan Adventure. Ends Oct 14th
The Sandcastle Kids: A Mayan Adventure written by Sonya Kimble-Ellis and illustrated by Matthew Hebert.
The Sandcastle Kids: A Mayan Adventure tells the exciting journey of Rosa, Kamal Richard and Daisy. In this, the first book of the series, the Kids are whisked away to Central Peten. The year is 420 A.D.
My Review: Four friends Rosa, Kamal Richard and Daisy decided to go to the beach to make sandcastles and came across a hung sand dune. As they poured water onto the dune, the sand began to swirl and spun round the kids like a tornado taking them to another time and place in history. When they were brought down to earth they found out that they were no longer at the beach but in Central Peten and the year is 420 A.D.
They met Chamula, a friendly villager who took the four friends to his village and teaches them about life in Mayan village. They joined the villagers to help build their bridge. The author did a great job taking us on a journey to Central Peten learning about the Mayan culture in a unique and exciting way and learning about the hieroglyphic writing, their system of trading, the Mayan food and their kind of unique animals.
The message in this book is about teaching the children about history, other cultures and helping others. The last page of the book contains discussion questions. Recommend for classroom teaching. Want to find out how the kids got back to the beach? Click http://www.thesandcastlekids.com/ to purchase your copy.
Ages: 6 and up
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY – Author is giving a copy to 1 winner. Giveaway Ends October 14th.
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