Where Do You Live, Exactly?


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An interactive, educational project and personalized keepsake rolled into one, “Where Do You Live, Exactly?” uses the principle of Russian nesting dolls to reduce the size of the universe one page at a time. At the beginning of the story, when Tommy Turtle asks the child where he lives, the child responds, “I live in the Universe”. Tommy Turtle replies, “But the universe is very big! Where do you live, exactly?” Each additional response becomes more precise until the book ends in the child’s own bedroom. Through the use of repetition and personalization, the child has fun ‘filling in the blanks’ and gluing-in or coloring pictures to put themselves at ‘the center of the story’, while at the same time, learning the basic design of the universe and personal address information. Depending upon the child’s age and literacy level, the personalized portions of the story can be completed entirely by an adult; by an adult and child working together; or by the child working independently. When the child outgrows the book, tuck it away with childhood memorabilia to preserve a precious sample of their handwriting and drawings.

About the Author

These days, I live a quiet life with my husband in Belleair, Florida, but it seems I have always been surrounded by children. Perhaps because I come from a large family, the role of parent, room mother, teacher’s aid and volunteer mentor came naturally to me. A child’s ability to absorb and recall incredible amounts of information is, I believe, one of the most fascinating facts of life. I have always enjoyed helping children discover how much fun it is to learn something new. Along my journey, I have discovered that children seem to learn more quickly when they are interested in a given topic, and the easiest way to gain their interest is to make the information relevant to them as individuals. I wrote “Where Do You Live Exactly?” for the children in my life, in the hope that learning about our spectacular universe and where they fit into it will inspire them to ask questions and spur their desire to learn even more. Now I offer it to the children in your life, in the hope they, too, will acquire a desire for learning and that the pursuit of knowledge will last throughout their lifetime.

Product details

  • Publisher : BookSurge Publishing (September 22, 2009)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 34 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1439256713
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1439256718
  • Item Weight : 4.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.08 x 10.5 inches

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