“Albuquerque Gerdi” is the most recent kids’s ebook from Sandy Wright in Santa Fe.
Jerdy, the street runner, introduced that she was in search of one thing to eat for lunch.
This analysis led her to discover a number of the well-known locations in Albuquerque.
Gerdi did the exploration by discovering a “treasure map” captured on a strand of barbed wire. Think about a map that takes you to a treasure chest crammed with “gems, gold, and sticky grasshoppers”.
Inspecting the map carefully, Gerdi sees a collection of 10 clues on every with an “X”. You assume the clues will result in a hidden treasure. Perhaps not what you count on.
And so begins Gerdi’s thrilling search. Readers can observe her actions and see what she is studying.
There’s an “X” for “Historical Bones”. For Gerdi, which means testing the dinosaurs on the Albuquerque Museum of Pure Historical past and Science.
The following “X” stands for “Youngsters’s Exploration”. Gerdi visits the Explora Science Middle and the Youngsters’s Museum throughout the road. Then you definitely transfer on to the Previous City (the information is listed in two methods, as “early settlement” or “previous settlement”).
Different clues embody an “X” for “Desert Oasis,” which stands for Rio Grande Nature Middle State Park, an “X” for “Sea Creatures” at ABQ BioPark and an “X” for “Sky Floaters,” the Balloon Fiesta. backyard.
Jerdy is using a sizzling air balloon. From afar, you take a look at the Sandia Mountains and keep in mind that there’s an “X” on the map of the “Purple Mountains”. Airship driver Gerdi descends at Sandia Crest.
After not discovering the treasure trove of minerals and the meals she craves, Gerdi jumps on prime of the tram on his journey down the mountain. She loses her steadiness and falls right into a free fall. Solely then does the Hovering Hawk remind Gerdi that she is a hen and might fly. good recommendation. Gerdi glides safely on the bottom, a terrific feat for low-flying street drivers.
After her travels, Gerdi pronounces that the true treasure is town of Albuquerque.
Gerdi’s adventures truly start on the Petroglyph Nationwide Monument earlier than she discovers the treasure map. The Historical Artwork information has an “X” on the map representing the monument.
“Albuquerque Gerdi” is the fourth ebook in a collection aimed toward readers ages 5 to 9. Wright stated she imagined Gerdi as a street pioneer as a result of she noticed him whereas visiting the memorial.
“It looks like each time I am going to Albuquerque I see a driver on the street. They’re cute and lovely birds,” she stated in a cellphone interview.
The writer stated that each ebook within the collection ought to comprise a narrative of instructional and ethical worth.
“For Albuquerque Jerdi, the purpose is to take a look at what’s exterior, and actually perceive what we’re seeing. We should always not miss out on what is gorgeous and delightful,” she stated.
The underside proper nook of the duvet reads “Books come alive…strive me!!”
It is an invite to a particular characteristic on the web page behind the entrance cowl. Utilizing the most recent augmented actuality know-how, readers can observe the steps to carry a set of photos from the ebook to life.
Behind the ebook is a web page devoted to the details concerning the Roadrunner.
(Do you know that the runner is the state hen of New Mexico, and that it’s only discovered within the American southwest, hardly ever flying greater than 10 toes off the bottom?)
The following web page lists details about Albuquerque.
Wright’s earlier books within the collection are “Santa’s Adventures in Sam”, the bilingual (English-Spanish) “Santa’s Adventures in Sam/Las Aventuras de Santa Fe in Sam” and “Sedona’s Search”.
Sandy Wright will learn, focus on and signal copies of “Albuquerque Gerdi” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Rattlesnake Museum, 202 San Felipe NW, Suite A, Previous City.