Outskirts Author’s New Book Teaches Kids Calendar Skills, Nature Facts

Pinon Hills, CA, June 10, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Award-winning children’s author Dawn Menge brings back her beloved Queen Vernita in Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains, the educational new book that’s sure to rev up youngsters’ imaginations.

Just released by Outskirts Press (www.outskirtspress.com), this latest entry in the Queen Vernita series teaches important lessons about the calendar and the environment. But children in grades kindergarten and up will be focusing on the story of the adventuresome queen and her colorful cast of visitors.

The book details a year in the life of Queen Vernita’s stay in the exotic Land of Quails. Each month, Queen Vernita hosts a different visitor as she takes them on wild outdoor explorations. They’ll enjoy a crab feast; learn all about whales, seals, bears, flowers and glaciers; even experience snorkeling in the icy waters and find a purple starfish.

All those visitors and activities envelop the educational magic of Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains. As the book details the exciting schedule, children learn about months, weeks, seasons – even leap year. Each page describes what happens in a given month, with detailed day-by-day breakdowns by week to help the subject sink in. At the same time, the expeditions encapsulate fun facts about nature kids love: Why glaciers look blue, how sea otters keep from freezing, why polar bears are white, and how long whales can hold their breath.

Lavishly illustrated in full color by renowned children’s artist Bobbi Switzer, this charming book will captivate young readers again and again as they imagine themselves in the fanciful world of Queen Vernita.

Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains is now available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and the online bookstore of Outskirts Press, at outskirtspress.com/store.php.

Book Statistics
ISBN: 978-1-4327-1169-6
Suggested Retail Price:
US$15.95, CAN$19.95
Size and Format: 8.5x8.5 Color Paperback
Page Count: 36
Genre: Children’s

About the Author: Dawn Menge is the author of Queen Vernita’s Visitors, which won first place in the 2009 EVVY Awards and an honorable mention in the Readers Review Awards. Menge has a master’s degree and clear credential in special education, and is currently working towards her Ph.D. She combines life experiences to create the kingdom and characters of Queen Vernita, all of whom are based on people she knows. Menge lives in Pinon Hills, Calif.

Author Contact: Visit her on the Web at www.outskirtspress.com/QueenVernitaVisitstheBlueIceMountains

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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