Since it is Tuesday, I am joining up with Ramona Recommends’ Picture Book Tour! She wants us to share picture books from our traveling destinations or hometowns. Such a great idea for summer!
Whenever I travel, I try to pick up a picture book about my destination. I want to share my experiences and other cultures with my students, especially those who don’t have the opportunity to do so with their own families.
My first book, however, is from my own state. I chose the story, The Brass Ring, by Nancy Tafuri. It is a beautifully written and illustrated story about how a young girl is now old enough to ride The Flying Horse Carousel, which is located in Rhode Island. This carousel is unique because it is the oldest operating platform carousel in America.
Last year, I took part in a collaborative blogging project, organized by Growing Book by Book, called Booking Across the USA. I put together a packet to accompany the book, but it can also be used on its own.
Click here to grab this freebie!