With school age kids looking for something new, I wanted to share a new children's book series from KC area author Margie Taylor Lisbona. Her characters "Rock and Rhino" are very artful characterazations of two boys who she describes as, "bestest friends." The “Rock & Rhino” Book Series is a collection designed for children ages one through ten, or for older children with special needs. The books showcase the lovable and quirky two-some as they demonstrate fun and easy examples of what to do, or what not to do in everyday childhood situations.
Your kids will love the illustrations. The colorful artwork really caught the eye of the kids I did read alouds with and the characters cartoon like appearances were very child friendly. These books would make a great TV cartoon series!
As a teacher I am always looking for story lines I can use with younger children to work on life skills without sounding too much like a teacher. The "Rock & Rhino" series works very well in meeting that goal, because as you do read alouds it is fun to create your own voices for each character. Older school age readers will benefit from the vocabulary used by author Margie Taylor-Lisbona and the range is great reading for the early school age kids.
If you are curious, just click the website at www.rockandrhino.com.
Call this "teacher approved summer reading."