By: Beth Ann Stifflemire
Publication Date: 11/1/2016
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 mysterious China. The curious canine encounters fun new friends and places while visiting Beijing, discovering the Great Wall of China, climbing Mount Everest and traveling the Yangtze River. Silly Mr. Waldorf has a tendency to misplace his favorite reading spectacles and can't seem to find them while discovering The People's Republic of China. Mr. Waldorf will learn all about China, while seeking his missing spectacles. Will you help him find them and learn all about the ancient and beautiful country?
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A special thank you to Waldorf Publishing 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 Mysterious China,featured in the third 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, the second Alaska, and now his is on his journey outside of the US on the other side of the world to China! Join him as he discovers this new adventure.
Waldorf discovers this beautiful and ancient place, so colorful and bright. His first stop is the capital of Beijing, one of the most populated cities in the entire world. He also visits the Forbidden City, and on to the Great Wall of China. He learns lots of exciting details. The structure has been around for over 2000 years.
Next, he heads to the Yangtze River, one of the longest rivers and watches the animals swim and makes new friends. Moving along he sees a giant mountain peak and a large panda bear. Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the entire world and has snow all year! Can you imagine? He gets on his gear and enjoys all the fun outdoor sports.
He makes his way back to Beijing and enjoys the beautiful sites and some nighttime fireworks. He takes a little rest and gets ready for his next adventure.
With bold colorful illustrations, ideal for kids ages seven-nine. 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 (3rd grade) and she gives the series her “thumbs up, 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. creative 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 bit of 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. Join Waldorf, as he travels to his next stop. Coming up next: Russia, the largest country in the world! Join him as he discovers interesting and fun places. Collect them all- Idea for gift giving!
"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
About the Author
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, Monster.com, 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.
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