Monday, August 8, 2011
Morning! Inspired by a PowerPoint our intern Sarah Bennett put together, I though "Hey, why not share our list of favorite archaeology books with others!" Thus Monday Morning Book Review is born.
First up, Archaeologist Dig for Clues by Kate Duke. This soft cover, colorful publication by HarperCollins (1997) is a great starter for kids ages 5 and up. The colorful illustrations by Kate allow young readers to follow a class fieldtrip to an archaeological dig.
|Sample page with text and illustration.|
The last page makes me smile, it's a short quiz that reinforces what children should do when they uncover an artifact. Option A is to DIG DIG DIG!!! And Option B subtly reminds them there is a state archaeologist they can bring the artifact to, or better take a map of where they found the artifact. Option B channels their interest into becoming an observer or participant should the find lead to a dig.
|Strong finish with excellent message, great work!|
Illustrations by Kate Duke in Archaeologists Dig for Clues
Find it on Amazon: Archaeologists Dig for Clues
|Come on now, how cute is that!|