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Ralph Flies the Coop: A Tail of Transformation Hardcover – September 6, 2016
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About the Author
Jaimie Scanlon is a Vermont-based writer and language teacher. She is enthralled with the sounds of words and she loves new experiences, especially traveling and learning languages. In addition to children's stories, she also writes textbooks and teaching materials for English teachers around the world. She shares a home with her husband, Morris Kimura, and their two children, Rei and Senji.
Illustrator Ellen Tumavicus has always had a passion for vivid color and an unquenchable curiosity for other cultures. Her work is infused with the brilliant hues, rich patterns, and playful imagery seen during her travels throughout the world. She currently teaches art and lives in Vermont with her husband Junie Pereira, their children Elias and Nicole, and their dogs, Ruby and Pearl.
- Publisher : Green Writers Press; UK ed. edition (September 6, 2016)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 36 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0996897348
- ISBN-13 : 978-0996897341
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 3
- Item Weight : 1.04 pounds
- Dimensions : 10.2 x 0.4 x 11.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,144,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ralph the Rooster’s global adventure takes the usual foreign language picture book to a new level. Children young and old will get caught up in the rhythm and rhyme of this story about cultures around the world. Jaime Scanton’s poetic story reveals how Ralph is transformed from an arrogant and lazy rooster into a humble, compassionate member of his farm as well as the larger world community. Repetitive lines are a natural invitation for whole group participation. The message is, by no means, heavy-handed because . . . “Round the world we’re all different, and that is ok.” Vibrant, full-page spread paintings by Ellen Tumavicus explode with details representing each place Ralph visits. You will need a second or third look! The message is clear; learning languages is only the beginning of learning about our world and our place in it.
National Board Certified Teacher
Library Media Specialist
It's also fun to read aloud: experimenting with the different ways other languages express the sound a rooster makes.
My children's favorite part is finding goose on every page. They have asked to read it 10 times already and I have only had it a week!