Rhyme Travel Machine III: Saving Planet Earth (Gr. 3-6)
Written by: Gregory Brown
Illustrated by: Liliane Grenier
Miss Chalk's elementary students are about to become true caretakers of Planet Earth. They're in route to their very first ocean field trip! Twins, Melinda and Marcus, along with their best friend Kelly, can hardly wait! Following close behind their activity bus is Mr. Scrubit, the school custodian. His old pickup truck carries a special surprise - courtesy of Miss Chalk. However, things do not go as planned. Upon arrival to their destination, the classmates discover that the beach has been trashed. Marcus witnesses more disrespectful visitors tossing garbage on the sand, and he is disappointed. To renew his faith in saving the planet, Miss Chalk reveals a secret: The Great Rhyme Travel Machine and the silver rhyme book are close at hand! Excitement escalates when childhood versions of Rachel Carson and John Denver are transported through time to the present. Motivating the kids with their talents and knowledge, the two nature lovers also get a peek at their own historic legacies! Using dialogue filled with Science and Social Studies themes, this script teaches a valuable lesson on practical ways kids can help our planet. Filled with meaningful rhymes and a catchy new song, it will have readers "Going Green" with pride! This story is accompanied by a song entitled "I'm going GREEN," which describes the easy things kids (and their parents) can do to be kind to the environment. The book comes with a CD recording of the song performed by kids!
For 2 - 6 Readers
Advantage (Multi-Level) Format includes Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 2-5