Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Book Review Tuesday: KeeKee's Big Adventures in Athens Greece

KeeKee's Big Adventures in Athens, Greece written by Shannon Jones

Illustrated by Casey Uhelski

From the Publisher:

KeeKee is the adventurous calico kitty who travels the world in her hot air balloon. Her first stop was Paris. Then, Mamma mia! Rome, Italy! And now? Opa! It's Athens, Greece! 

Join KeeKee as she explores one of the oldest cities in the world with her guide, Evi. Children and adults will delight in discovering what makes Athens a must-visit destination, from it’s history and culture to food and hospitality.

My review:

I offered to review this book because we study Ancient Greece in 6th grade and I thought it would be a good way to introduce the unit.  Even though they are big kids, my student still enjoy having a picture book read to them.

The opening pages show a nice map so that your students can get an idea of where Athen is. It then goes on to covers such topics as ancient ruins, theaters, the Olympics, architecture, and Plato.

The back of the book includes a pronunciation guide for all the Greek words in the story and a glossary for reference.

This is definitely a book I would like to have on my shelf to use in my classroom.

You can purchase this book at the following retailers:

Barnes & Noble

Thanks go out to Calithumpian Press via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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