Monday, November 23, 2009

Wright on Time (Blog Tour)

Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley and her daughters spent countless hours searching for children's books about homeschoolers.   Their search was relatively futile, so in true homeschool mom fashion, Lisa decided to create what was missing, and TADA!  along came Wright on Time Books!

The Wright on Time series follows the Wright family on their homeschooling adventure.  Why an adventure you ask?  Simple, the family lives in an RV, travels the country and lives, learns and  explores together.

In Arizona, Book #1 in the series, the family of four spend the day exploring caves.  I LOVE the way the author works learning into the storyline!  The family discuss the rocks, minerals, rock formations and cave dwelling creatures in a fun and engaging way.  There is enough information to pique the interest of young readers to want to know more...but not in a boring textbook sense!

The front of the book contains a state map, state facts and lovely illustrations. In the back of the book you'll find a glossary for terminology used in the book; as well as more state factoids.

Olivia (6 years) sat down and read the entire book (her very first chapter book of her own choice).  She did have to get some assistance on some of the words, such as stalactite and stalagmite for example.  But like I mentioned, it made her curious and we had to dig out the encyclopedia's to find photos.

I love the book, and so did both of my kids!   One of children in the story uses the term "freaky" a lot.  Such as "freaky awesome", "freaky cool", "freaky weird" and my favorite "freakociously".    This is his excitement statement, and not used in a derogatory way, but I thought I'd mention it knowing that some folks may not care for the phrase.

You can purchase the book directly from the Wright on Time site!

This book was provided to me, free of charge by the author, Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley.  The opinions in this review are mine alone, and I did not receive any compensation for my review.

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