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Columnist David Domeniconi has researched close-to-home topics for his new book, G is for Golden: A California Alphabet. This is David's first children's book and it contains 40 pages of entertaining and educational facts about California.
David captures California on so many fronts - its natural history, social sciences, inventors, and even its forty-niners. On the T is for Television page, the reader discovers Philo Farnsworth, a 21-year-old farmer who gleaned the idea to transmit the world's first television picture by looking at the patterns in the rows he had plowed in his field. Another California first was the creation of the United Nations Charter, signed by representatives of 50 countries at the San Francisco Opera House in 1945. Readers of G is for Golden also learn about the world's largest find of Ice Age fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits, the 21 missions that line El Camino Real, Cesar Chavez's vision, and Rodia's Watts Towers.
The series employs a two-tiered approach to reach all students from Pre-K through 4th grade. A rhyme for each letter of the alphabet captures the attention of younger readers, while older students read the expository text on the same page and gain a richer understanding of the topic.
About the Author: David Domeniconi is a third generation San Franciscan. He graduated from San Francisco State College with a degree in Anthropology, and studied creative writing at San Francisco State College. His illustrated travel column, Travelog, is a regular feature in the Santa Barbara News Press.
About the Illustrator: California native Pam Carroll was a finalist in Artist's Magazine's Still Life category for the past two years. Her distinct styleof realism and appealing use of light creates an enchanting visual experience for children. G is for Golden is Pam's fourth children's book with Sleeping Bear Press.
G is for Gold is an alphabet book that opens California's history, culture, and landscape to young readers in a unique two-tiered approach. A quick rhyme offers children a distinct truth about California from A to Z. Alongside each rhyme, older elementary students gain a rich understanding of the topic by reading the longer expository information.
The author captures California on so many fronts--its natural history, social sciences, inventors, and even its forty-niners. Readers of G is for Golden also learn about the world's largest find of Ice Age fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits, the 21 missions that line El Camino Real, Cesar Chavez's vision, and Rodia's Watts Towers.
This Level 3 Green Light Reader combines travel with social studies in a way that's entertaining and educational.and#160;Part ofand#160;a first-of-its-kind, nonfiction, easy reader series aboutand#160;the 50 states, CELEBRATINGand#160;CALIFORNIA takes beginning readers on a whirlwind tour of the Goldenand#160;State with Mr. Geo.and#160;Join this fun and funny geography teacher as he goes up and down the coast visiting historic missions, beautiful beaches,and#160;scenic wonders,and#160;big cities, and much, much more.and#160;
Meet Mr. Geo, everybodyand#8217;s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today, heand#8217;s visiting California, the Golden State. His first stop is a TV studio for a front-row seat at his favorite television talent show! Then he will feed the sea lions at the San Diego Zoo. Heand#8217;ll cheer for the Los Angeles Angels, ride a cable car in San Francisco, visit the Redwood Forest and even pan for gold! Heand#8217;ll also visit fun-filled theme parks, beautiful beaches, and many other exciting places. Join Mr. Geo on his travels all around California. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!