Friday, June 27, 2014

Children's Book Review: Molly Goes to Peru by Amy and Chris Oler

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from the author, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Molly Goes to Peru cover

Molly and her brother Michael are curious about the world. Inspired by food, family, and friends, they trek to faraway places using a magic suitcase. Molly and Michael delve into the modern marvels and ancient mysteries of South America in their fourth adventure. They visit the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu, see the incredible floating islands of Uros, taste new food, try traditional clothing, learn a new dance and much more. Share their breathtaking experience in Molly Goes to Peru.

Molly Goes to Peru sample 1

We had just watched a show that featureMachu Picchu, and Peru, so it was great timing to be able to open this book and delve into the culture and country! Miss Grace was enchanted with a library with books from the 1500's and a drink made from purple corn (chicha).. And she was happy to learn that the llamas she loved on her school field trip came from Peru!

Molly Goes to Peru sample 2

Course when she saw the picture of the El Circuito Mágico del Agua.fountain, she wanted us to make one in the backyard! This was a fun book, with lots of great new things for Miss Grace to learn!  We highly recommend it- Miss Grace said it was her favorite so far in the series!

Be sure to check out the series game page for coloring posters, paper dolls and bookmarks, to really enrich the fun from this series of books!

About the Author/Illustrator:  
Amy Houston Oler is a trained artist who has loved drawing all her life, rarely going anywhere without a sketch pad. She created her first comic strip at age ten and continued creating comics and cartoons in high school and college, graduating from DePauw University with a double major in both History and Studio Art. She later studied at the New York School of Visual Arts. During her time in New York, she worked for Marvel Comics, The New Yorker, and Entertainment Weekly. Amy produces all of the art for the Molly and the Magic Suitcase series by hand. 

Chris Oler began a freelance writing career through sports, specifically the corporate softball team he put together in Chicago. His game reports entertained well enough that he was soon writing for other divisions of Kaplan Professional. His background includes speech writing for the Indiana House of Representatives, serving as an editor for Kaplan in Chicago, and teaching and coaching students from grade 5 to grade 12 at the International School of Indiana and Park Tudor School in Indianapolis. Chris is currently the President and Lead Writer of COLOR Marketing & Design.

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