Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Free e-book: Pandas' Earthquake Escape e-Book

To help parents and teachers explain the recent earthquake tragedies to their children, Sylvan Dell has posted its Pandas' Earthquake Escape e-Book on its homepage free for the next 30 days. The company hopes that having access to this e-book will help children understand the shifting plates and dynamic earth forces at work.

Sylvan Dell encourages parents and teachers to listen to the news, read the picture book, use the 6-page non-fiction educational section in the back of the book, and then use the 50-page cross-curricular Teaching Activities section online in order to create a teaching moment from these tragic events.

Pandas' Earthquake Escape, written by Phyllis Perry with illustrations by Susan Detwiler, follows the adventures of a mother panda, LiLing, and her cub, Tengfei, for several days after the devastating earthquake that hit China two years ago. Perry's story follows the two pandas' quest to survive outside the comfort of their reserve.

The eBook features read-aloud, auto page flip, and selectable English and Spanish text and audio. This title is also available in hardcover and paperback. To access Pandas' Earthquake Escape, visit the Sylvan Dell website.

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