Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Story and Activity Time at Furniture Lounge Sunday, December 13th 2PM to 4PM

Please join M.C. McNellis for a Story and Activity Time at Furniture Lounge in Champaign, IL Sunday, December 13th 2PM to 4PM.

This books series, Kiwi Simile and MORE!, is about educating and entertaining children and readers of all ages. The books are composed of two key elements – academic text that is very straightforward and funny, cheeky illustrations.

The text aims to build reading vocabulary and comprehensive skill by using context clues in each passage. If the reader still isn't grasping what is conveyed by the text the clever illustrations will sort it out for him/her in a fun way. The humorous illustrations harken back to the text to make the facts more memorable. If the material is more memorable, the readers are more likely to learn and retain the information.

To schedule a reading or event at your school or organization, please e-mail me at: hello@kiwisimile.com

"The juxtaposition of informative text and fun illustrations makes the facts easy to digest for any reader and the books are also a great introduction to reference material for children. Each one is beautifully illustrated and are perfect for sharing together - ideal for introductory science lessons. We say... exciting books which really extend learning opportunities for children."
-Creative Steps UK

"Kiwi Simile" is an unusual, humorous nature educational book that combines pungent, witty, graphic-like illustrations with fascinating factoids and details about the life and habits of the New Zealand kiwi, a threatened species which is described as a bird and an 'honorary mammal.' The kiwi is the smallest Ratite, a category of flightless bird species. Many interesting details are described in the narrative and also humorously depicted in the imaginative illustrations. "Kiwi Simile" is an entertaining read and a fun way to learn many strange things about this unusual, declining species... "Kiwi Simile" is juvenile nonfiction at its finest."
-Midwest Book Review

Thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration!

M.C. McNellis

Click the links below to purchase from Amazon.com:
Kiwi Simile
Anteater Analogy
Platypus Parallel
Ibex Idiom
Ant Adaptation