5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and very well formatted!, November 29, 2012
Ionia Martin "Ionia" (http://www.amazon.com/
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This review is from: INGER'S PROMISE Trustworthy Children's Picture Book (Fully Illustrated Version) (Kindle Edition)
Wow! this book was even more amazing than I expected it to be. This story is about a reindeer who desperately wants to prove to his herd that he is capable of being trustworthy and reliable. I loved the beautiful illustrations in this book as they look amazing in landscape mode. the double tap for text feature was a momentary learning curve, but was simple to figure out and worked perfectly throughout the story. I cannot say enough about how great this book is! This is a perfect learning tool for children as an introduction to reindeer migration and the Norwegian culture. I love the way this book is arranged. The story is longer than a lot of other picture books for children, but it is such a great story it held my children's attention for the duration. I would highly recommend this book to any parent with kids under 12. At the end of the book there are further materials for learning. Awesome!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book to introduce a child to Norwegian culture, November 29, 2012
Tah_Dah "reading mama" (http://www.amazon.com/
Inger is a white reindeer who is given a few opportunities to shine, but each time something happens and he ends up embarrassed and a bit of an outcast. He has another chance to prove himself by helping two older reindeer, and even makes a significant sacrifice. The illustrations are just lovely - I enjoyed the depictions of traditional Norwegian attire and references to culture (Spring Festival, wedding, reindeer herding, etc.) as much as the story itself. There is also additional information about the region and its people at the end.
A few comments: there is one scene with a wolf that may be somewhat intense for very young children (but honestly, they may not understand the story anyway). There is also one very abrupt point in the story, where Inger defeats the wolf, and then all of a sudden the reindeer have arrived at the summer pasture - perhaps there is a page missing? And finally, the text is indeed small, but thankfully it can be enlarged by tapping on the words.
Double Tap to ZOOM to enlarge type
Fully Illustrated Version
Picture Book for reading with the younger child.
This version of INGER'S PROMISE includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.
BEING A TRUSTWORTHY LEADER
INGER'S PROMISE will help emphasize the value of being trustworthy, and also investigate the lives of the Sami people of Norway.
Travel north to the Arctic Circle, where reliability can be a matter of survival.
With his white fur and mountain of antlers, Inger is a standout in the reindeer herd, so it's no surprise that he is chosen to pull the wedding sled and to run in the Alta River Race.
But when Inger twice disappoints his fans, everyone begins to agree with Old Moss: Inger just isn't trustworthy. Will Inger get a third chance to prove that he can be counted upon?
It takes a surprise spring snowstorm, a raging river, and a hungry wolf to set the stage for Inger's comeback. And this time-with three reindeer at risk-Inger sticks by his word.
Author Jami Parkison's story is set among traditional Sami reindeer herders in the Arctic region of Norway. It is a difficult life in a landscape full of peril, where keeping a promise can be a matter of life and death.
Against this backdrop of ice and snow, illustrator Andra Chase depicts the colorful Sami people and their antlered companions at Spring Festival in the town of Kautokeino and on the sometimes treacherous route of their annual migration to summer pastures.
This is an exciting tale of accepting challenges and earning trust. Children will love Inger and his story.
You can count on it!
A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information"
A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with the young reader about the message of the story - being trustworthy. So even though on the surface, this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.
MAKING THE CASE FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION
If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…
If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…
If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…
Then this is the eBook for your children ages 3-9.
Read WITH your children and grandchildren, discuss the concept and message…
and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools.
(signed) The Thoughtful Parent
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