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The Park Our Town Built

The Park our Town Built
The Park Our Town Built
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34
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The mayor wants a community park and safe playground for the children. She enlists a group of kids to join her in asking one of the citizens to donate some of his land. When he agrees, he joins all the families and friends who set out to build swings, benches, gardens, and a fountain. There is excitement and a sense of purpose to build the park for all to enjoy. The whole town comes together to create a beautiful park and celebrate with a grand picnic and beautiful fireworks when the job is done. The narrative text builds line by line and page by page, using repetition and imagery to create a charming story for young readers. Vocabulary recognition and matching pictures to the text help readers gain confidence in both comprehension skills and predicting a sequence of events.

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Pages: 34
Reading Level: Beginner (1 to 6)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781621670407
Categories: Educational, Environment, Family & Friends
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: word concepts, parks, community, working together, repetition, practice
Date Added: June 10, 2013
Mom's Choice Award
About the Author Diane Gonzales Bertrand comes from a family of seven children who went to the library every week because it was inexpensive entertainment A native of San Antonio Texas Diane went to Catholic schools and earned college degrees from both University of Texas at San Antonio and Our Lady of the Lake University She started publishing her stories in and has written more than twenty books for families to read together Shes the author of My Pal VictorMi amigo Vctor and The Party for Ppa LuisLa fiesta para Ppa Luis She is a busy author who visits schools and libraries to talk about reading and writing and works as Writer inResidence for St Marys University Tanja Bauerle is an award winning illustrator who escaped from many years in the corporate arena of design to pursue her love for childrens book illustration The Park Our Town Built is Tanjas third picture book that she has illustrated and she is also illustrating the Wright on Time chapter book series Originally from Germany Tanja grew up outside Melbourne Australia and now lives near Phoenix Arizona with her husband Kevin her daughters Isabelle and Zoe her menagerie of two Golden Retrievers and four cats Free activities for this book are available at wwwraventreepresscom RL T h e P a r k O u r T o w n B u i l t G o n z a l e s B e r t r a n d B a u e r l e R a v e n T r e e P r e s s  The Park Our Town Built The mayor wants a community park and safe playground for the children She enlists a group of kids to join her in asking one of the citizens to donate some of his land to build a park When he agrees he joins all the families and friends who set out to build swings benches gardens and a fountain There is excitement and sense of purpose to build the park for all to enjoy The whole town comes together to create a beautiful park and celebrate with a grand picnic and beautiful fireworks when the job is done Written by Diane Gonzales Bertrand Illustrated by Tanja Bauerle Raven Tree Press A Division of Del