George Ferris, What a Wheel! (Penguin Core Concepts)
Have you ever ridden a Ferris wheel? You go up, up, up and can see for miles! But when the inventor of the Ferris wheel, George Ferris, first pitched the idea, everyone thought he was crazy. A 250-foot bicycle wheel that goes around and around and carries people in train cars? Can't be done, they said. But George proved them wrong. Read about how George's hard work, courage, and imagination created one of the most famous fair rides today.
George Ferris, What a Wheel covers the concepts Imagination and Problem Solving.
This series of children's books is designed to introduce kids to concepts and skills they need to meet Common Core standards, while also helping them grow in literacy. It includes various kinds of literature, such as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Each book is illustrated with engaging photos and/or drawings to help children develop an interest in reading. Each book in the Penguin Core Concepts series incorporates one or more themes from twenty major themes taught in the beginning grades of Common Core: animals, appreciating differences, the arts, bodies of water, community workers & helpers, family, friendship, health, imagination, nature, numbers, problem solving, seasons, self-esteem, the senses, shapes, sharing, space, transportation, and weather. Whether you are using the Common Core program or not, this is a great collection of books to share with your children. Each book is 32 pgs, 8x8 in., pb. ~ Rachel