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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

The Spectacular World of Waldorf: Mr. Waldorf Travels to the Wild State of Alaska

ISBN: 9781943276677

Publisher: Waldorf

Publication Date: 10/1/2016

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 5 Stars

The Spectacular World of Waldorf series allows children to discover new places in the USA & Worldwide through humorous and intriguing travels for the picture book age reader. Bright-detailed illustrations combined with the attention savvy stories allow parents, educators and more to introduce the world to small children in a format while grabbing their attention.

This comical Labrador draws children into his whimsical adventures in search of his lost reading spectacles. The poor pup has a habit of misplacing them but children will be enticed into his many travels to help silly Mr. Waldorf locate them as he discovers new friends and places in a format that small children will easily recollect and adore. On this adventure, Mr. Waldorf discovers the Wild State of Alaska.

The curious canine encounters fun new friends and places while fishing for salmon, discovering glaciers, panning for gold and visiting Eskimos. Silly Mr. Waldorf has a tendency to misplace his favorite reading spectacles and can't seem to find them while discovering The Last Frontier. Mr. Waldorf will learn all about Alaska, while seeking his missing spectacles. Will you help him find them and learn all about this amazing state?

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My Review

A special thank you to Waldorf Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

A comical Labrador is the latest hit in the new children's book travel series, THE SPECTACULAR WORLD OF WALDORF Mr. Waldorf Travels to the Wild State of Alaska, the largest state in the United States and featured in the second installment by Beth Ann Stifflemire and Barbara Terry.

Mr. Waldorf is a lovable and adventurous canine on a voyage to see the United States and the world! His first stop was the State of Texas with loads of excitement-- and now he is headed to Alaska. Join him, for this exciting adventure.

Waldorf makes his way to the river to do some salmon fishing, and meets some new friends. Then he pans for Gold, the way they did years ago during the Gold Rush. He sets out to meet more friends and learn about the Eskimos native to Alaska.

He spots a village of igloos and makes more friends. He finds it is quite cold, and needs to bundle up. Next he goes in search of Caribou and finds a herd of them. He decides to journey back to the mountains and glaciers and looks for the famous Bald Eagles that live in Alaska. He soon finds them and her baby eaglets.

With bold colorful illustrations, ideal for kids ages seven-nine. A fun way to learn! From second-third grade reading level. In addition, younger children will enjoy the images while parents, or older siblings read to them.

My granddaughter, Avery is in AIG classes (4rd grade) and she gives the series her “thumbs up and seal of approval!” My grandson, Brady, (1st grade) loved the adventure with lots of fun along the way.

Educational, informative, adventurous, and entertaining!

Well-crafted, a great way to help children learn about different cultures, diversity, languages, geographical areas, while assisting them with reading, and social studies, as well as introducing them to new things.

A clever fun way to help kids explore other parts of the country in the privacy of their own home or school. Parents, grandparents, educators, teachers, and kids will love Mr. Waldorf and will want to follow him to the many cities, and parts of the country where he explores. A fun learning experience!

Mr. Waldorf loves to read and needs his specs. He tends to lose them along the way. Readers will need to help him find them. This comical Labrador draws children into his whimsical adventures in search of his lost reading spectacles for a little mystery.

The strong visual narrative makes this an appealing choice for a wide range of ages. By the turn of the last page, children will immediately begin imagining the next adventure. (Hi-res glossy images pop with color)!

Get onboard, and join Waldorf, as he travels to his next stop. Coming up: The beautiful exotic and mysterious China, a country in East Asia. Join him, collect them all. Ideal for gift giving!

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Advance Praise

"The best way to learn is when you don't realize you are learning at all! That is how kids will feel as they go on adventures with Mr. Waldorf. These books engage and encourage the reader to help Mr. Waldorf, all while teaching great lessons about geography and cultures of the different places he visits. I wish my daughters were still young enough to learn from these adventures!" Dan Jansen, Olympic Gold Medalist-Speed Skating. "Vibrant images meet entertaining geography lesson. Young readers will be dazzled by this beautifully illustrated and adventurous series featuring one curious canine with a clumsy yet adventurous spirit. In pure Dora The Explorer fashion, Mr. Waldorf enlists each reader to assist him as he makes his way from one famous landmark to the next, making friends and trying new things along the way. Barbara Terry and Beth Ann Stifflemire have crafted a furry world traveler that children, and their parents, will look forward to hearing from--one adventure at a time." Jennifer Vaughn, Emmy Nominated Award Winning TV News Anchor-WMUR, Author of Last Flight Out and Throw Away Girls. "I am excited about this series of children's books. The colorful illustrations and story lines will engage the imaginations of the readers as they journey to different places and adventures." Don J Carey III, Detroit Lions NFL Player. "Mr. Waldorf exposes young children to diversity and language in an adventurous and colorful format. Expand your child's knowledge of other cultures by joining Mr. Waldorf on his adventures." Amy Gensler, M.A., CCC-A, LSLS Certified AVT Audiologist & Auditory-Verbal Therapist

The Publisher & Author

Barbara Terry is one of the most sought-after Auto Experts, Columnists, Producers, Show Hosts, Authors and Off Road Racers. She has been featured in over 100 publications and has made more than 1200 Television and Radio appearances since 2006. Barbara decided after an amazing 10 year career in the Entertainment Industry, starting a Publishing Company was only fitting! Read More

Beth Ann Stifflemire is a published fiction author ranging from Romance to Children's genres. A Communications Graduate of Texas A&M, Beth Ann has been featured in the Austin American Statesman,, Texas Wine Trail, Texas A&M University Communications Department Feature, Georgetown View Magazine, Hill Country News, Lone Star Literary Life and Nerd Girl Books and more. Beth Ann Stifflemire is a woman who decided to make dreams a reality in 2010. She created a bucket list and never looked back. To date Beth Ann has tackled many items on that bucket list: written a book, published a book, run a half-marathon, started a blog, changed careers and much more. Beth Ann has been featured in the Austin American Statesman,, Texas Wine Trail, Texas A&M University Communications Department Feature, Georgetown View Magazine, Hill Country News, Lonestar Literary Life and Nerd Girl Books. Through her bucket list journey Beth Ann uncovered an underlying passion for writing and decided to tackle it head on. She is a published author with her next titles to be released the fall of 2015: “Diverted Heart” (due out August 2015) and “Fates Betrayal” (due out October 2015). Beth Ann suffered a devastating and tragic loss in 2003 that changed the entire course of her future. This one single event changed her outlook on life and she knew she wanted to leave a mark on this earth. This ignited the desire to follow her passions and in 2010 after contemplating a way to personally document her life journey and aspirations the bucket list was born. Read More






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