The Park our Town Built
The mayor wants a community park and safe playground for the children. She enlists a group of kids to join her in asking one of the citizens to donate some of his land. When he agrees, he joins all the families and friends who set out to build swings, benches, gardens, and a fountain. There is excitement and a sense of purpose to build the park for all to enjoy. The whole town comes together to create a beautiful park and celebrate with a grand picnic and beautiful fireworks when the job is done.
The narrative text builds line by line and page by page, using repetition and imagery to create a charming story for young readers. Vocabulary recognition and matching pictures to the text help readers gain confidence in both comprehension skills and predicting a sequence of events.
This book is available in both English only format as well as concept bilingual where the story is told primarily in English. Spanish is added to the story as it pertains to the concept within the story.
Full Color • 9″ by 11″ • 32 pages • Reading Level 3.9 • Jacketed Cover
Publication Date: May 2011
Story by: Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Illustrated by: Tanja Bauerle
Published by: Raven Tree Press
English with Spanish ISBN-13: 978-1-936299-12-6
English only ISBN-13: 978-1-936299-14-0
Recognitions and Awards:
Featured Read “Tejas Star Reading List” for 2012-2013
Finalist 2012 Green Earth Book Award
Bronze Medal – Multicultural Picture Books 2011 Moon Beam Children’s Book Awards
Featured Read Fall 2011 Seasonal Showcase of the Children’s Book Council