Just in time for the London Olympics!
Call it serendiptity. I'm very proud to announce the publishing today of a brand new Google Lit Trip on "A Walk in London" by Salvatore Rubbino. While the world is tuned into London what a perfect time to introduce children to London and its wonderful culture and traditions.
Here's what Google Books has to say about this charming story...
"“London - the perfect place for a girl and her mother to spend the day! Follow them as they board the classic red bus and begin a whirlwind tour of some of London's most iconic landmarks. Try to climb the awe-inspiring lions at Trafalgar Square, take in the ritualistic Changing of the Guard, experience the whispering gallery at St Paul's and - if you're lucky - you may even spot the Queen! In this paean to Britain's bright and bustling capital city, Salvatore Rubbino's fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of London first-hand. And of course, what's London without a little rain?”
This incredible Google Lit Trip was developed by Karen Arrington of Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. Karen has done a most remarkable job embedding rich supplementary media and web links that are absollutely perfect matches for elementary students who might be reading this book and "traveling alongside" the mother and daughter as they discover the wonders of London.
Be sure to check out the video preview link in the right hand column.
As a special extra bonus, Karen has also developed an extensive collection of wonderful resources to supplement the integration of her A Walk in London Lit Trip.
You can explore these resources at: http://goo.gl/qzzAM
And for fans of other K-5 Google Lit Trips, Karen has also created similar additional resources for these Google Lit Trips, all of which are available in the K-5 section of the Google Lit Trips website at:
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