Tuktuk: Tundra Tale

Tuktuk: Tundra Tale

by Robin Currie, Phyllis Saroff

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As the sun begins to set, arctic animals scurry to prepare for the dark, cold winter. Tuktuk the collared lemming is almost ready for the long winter night—all he needs is warm fur to line his nest. When one furry kamik (boot) slips off an Inuit driver’s sled, Tuktuk is in luck! But as he drags it home, Putak the polar bear, Aput the arctic fox, and Masak the caribou eye this little lemming’s prize and want it for their own. Tuktuk thinks fast, but can he outwit the other animals and convince them that one furry kamik is no good for anyone bigger than a lemming? This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 34-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Tuktuk is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The enhanced ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628558821
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 08/10/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 4 - 9 Years

About the Author

Former librarian Robin Currie grew up in an age when librarians still had card catalogs and her own struggles with spelling (from dyslexia) stifled her early attempts at writing. Since working first on an electric typewriter with autocorrect and later on computers with spell-check, Robin has authored more than two dozen books, including Rainbows and Ice Cream: Storytimes About Things Kids Like (ILA Quality Time Award), Mudluscious: Stories and Activities Featuring Food for Preschool Children, The Baby Bible Storybook, and Baby Bible Stories about Jesus. She is a Lutheran pastor and has done volunteer work in China, South Africa, India, Russia, Morocco, Thailand, and Tanzania. Robin and her husband enjoy five grandchildren and their cat, Hairy Potter. Visit her website: http://robincurrie.net/

Since childhood, Phyllis Saroff has brought together her loves of science and art. In addition to Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos, Tuktuk: Tundra Tale, and Sounds of the Savanna, Phyllis has illustrated nonfiction books about the natural world such as Teeth and Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter. She also illustrates for children's magazines, wayside signs and other educational material. Phyllis works digitally and with oil paint. Phyllis lives in Maryland with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. Visit her website: http://www.saroffillustration.com/#home

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