Read Out Loud: THE WISE ANIMAL HANDBOOK
Read along with author Kate Jerome on this episode of Read Out Loud on Governors Island! In her book THE WISE ANIMAL HANDBOOK learn more about the animal kingdom!
We taped this episode of Read Out Loud on location during the KidLit TV Children’s Book Weekend on Governors Island at a house built in the late 1800s! The military installation on Governors Island was known collectively as Fort Columbus, and in 1878, officers’ families started to move in, and resources, such as a movie theater, a YMCA, “officer’s club,” public school, and three chapels, were built. This house is located next to the Admiral’s House in Nolan Park.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Read-aloud time is about to get a lot more fun! The Michigan Wise Animal Handbook offers laugh-out-loud animal kingdom advice for kids of every age! Engaging animal photos entertain while charming read-aloud rhymes help jump-start conversations about practical life solutions. The Read Together/Do Together™ experience continues with pull out coloring pages in the back of the book featuring fun facts about special Great Lakes State animals including the American robin and brook trout. Enjoy the opportunity to share your own practical wisdom with your favorite little one as you read-aloud… and laugh-aloud….again and again.
ABOUT GOVERNORS ISLAND
Governors Island is in New York, only minutes away from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn! You and your family can go to Governors Island by catching a ferry this summer.
ABOUT KATE JEROME
With her original voice and interesting perspectives, Kate Jerome has been developing award-winning programs to entertain and inform young readers for more than 25 years. Kate began her career as a high school biology teacher but serendipitously entered the world of educational publishing when she moved to Chicago and joined Scott Foresman publishing company. Although she started as an entry level science editor, her creative vision and leadership catapulted her through every editorial chair in the organization and within a short thirteen years she was named President of Scott Foresman, also serving as a Senior Vice-President on HarperCollins Publisher’s Executive Board in New York.
In 2001 Kate launched her own business to further her mission as an author and developer of effective learning systems. Since its inception, Kate has created a range of innovative children’s book series and online programs in collaboration with leading educational and trade publishers including National Geographic, Penguin Random House, and Arcadia Publishing Company. Her body of work, including Spanish and Chinese translations, has influenced untold millions of K-12 students.
Executive Producer: Julie Gribble