Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers…the blog site all about the books, all of the time. Today, we venture back to school minus the “cheese wagon” (aka the school bus…gotta love the color of those things), plus a whole lotta fun….couple that with a myriad of facts to amaze and astound and presto change-o, you have yourself a bookish adventure! Are you ready to embark on this learning expedition? Grab your safari hat, put on your trusty hiking boots and grab your magnifying glass….we’re going on an exploration. Today’s book of choice is…
Danny & Ester’s Fortunate Adventures:
Danny and Ester are curious, as most kids are, about anything and everything; from the sky above to the ground below, from leafy green plants to crystallized minerals…but most especially animals. One day while they were finishing dinner at Lee’s
(which of course means FORTUNE COOKIE TIME!), this friendly duo stumbles upon a mystery...a most fortunate one at that...that seems to be foretelling of a most impossible adventure. “Scientists must take risks.” “Prepare to get wet.” “Go.” With that final “fortune” revealed, that's just what they do….and embark upon an educational adventure beyond their wildest dreams. Chinese Palace
Author Renee McCuen aims to teach readers young (and old) about the interesting world of ants. From their social structure to body makeup, the jobs they do and purposes they serve, if you walk away from this one NOT having learned something you’re either not paying attention or a myrmecologist (< - - that’s a scientist who studies ants…yep, just one of the factoids I picked up!). Seriously! Now I do admit, I’m not an insect person in any way, shape, or form…and there was a time or two where I was on the verge of saying “gross” or “blech” like any other girly girl (word to the wise…don’t read it while eating) but I curbed my initial reactions knowing that I was learning something about a creature I may not have taken a second glance at before, and as they say knowledge IS power.
|Author Renee McCuen|
Overall, it’s quite the adventure. It’s length will be appealing to both readers and non, while the story’s content will ignite the scientist in you. In fact, it might just be the first in a series of science based tales for young (or young at heart) explorers of this great big world….I know I’d like to see more and I think you will to. To see for yourself, check out the first chapter, available online at the book’s official website. So the next time you think something is out of this world, remember….it’s not “icky”, it’s “interesting”! Turn that negative into a positive and you open up a whole new world of learning.