Oh my goodness….we are taking a slight detour from our usual picture book review because, when I heard that there was a chapter book about Coney Island, I knew I had to share it with all of you. I grew up in New York City…and Coney Island was a favorite desitination during the summer months for my family.
Yup, that’s me, at about 18-months old, not a fan of the sand.
These days, even younger kids are enjoying chapter books, either reading them or listening to them. If you are a fan of The Magic Tree House series, I think you will be head over heels in love with THE SNOWGLOBE COLLECTION.
THE SNOWGLOBE COLLECTION: RETURN TO CONEY ISLAND
Written by Melissa Stoller
Illustrated by Callie MetlerSmith
Published by Clear Fork/Spork (August 2017)
“Ha! I won again,” said Emma. She reached her grandmother’s door just before her twin brother, Simon.”
They thought it was an
ordinary sleepover . . .
When nine-year-old twins Emma and Simon shake a snow globe from their grandmother’s enchanted collection, they are transported back to Coney Island on June 24, 1928. According to family legend, that’s the day their great-grandparents meet on the Coney Island trolley. But if events don’t work exactly as they’re supposed to, the meeting won’t take place and the twins might never be born. After a day of adventures – from the Cyclone roller coaster to the boardwalk arcade, and finally to the all-important trolley ride – will the twins help make it happen? Continue reading