Queen Vernita Explores the Oceaneer's Coastline

Children - Educational
34 Pages
Reviewed on 12/08/2013
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Author Biography

Dawn has a Bachelors in Human Development, Masters in Special Education and a Clear credential as an Education Specialist. She is currently a doctoral student specializing in Curriculum and Instruction.

She has worked with the Severely handicapped population for the past fourteen years. Her experiences include from teaching the elementary level up to adult education in special needs. She has been nominated for teacher of the year by SBCSS, awarded a Learning Leader by Leapfrog, served as a Lead teacher and has been a BTSA support provider. The disabilities she has experiences with include but are not limited to Autism, Visual Impairments, ADHD, Seizure Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, Emotional Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairments, and Down Syndrome.

Dawn Menge has won nineteen national awards as a self-published author of the Queen Vernita's Educational Series. Queen Vernita's visitors has won; Reader Views, Readers Favorites, First Place Evvy, Scooter Award and A+ rating from the American Children's Book Society, and a Purple Dragonfly award. Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains has won Finalist in the Readers Favorite and a Purple Dragonfly award; Queen Vernita Meets Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer has won an Evvy, USA Best Book Award, Readers Views and a Purple Dragonfly award, Queen Vernita Visits the Islands of Enchantment has won a Purple Dragonfly award, Readers Views and a Silver in the Mom's Choice award.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Once again readers set out on a journey with Queen Vernita, the queen of Oceaneers kingdom and her good friend Carl. They planned to visit 12 friends and stay with each one for a month, learning about where they live. They spent January with Stacy, learning about jellyfish. In February, they learned about elephant seals while visiting with Arianna. March took Queen Vernita and Carl to visit with Nic; she taught them about sea stars. April took the queen and Carl up the coast to visit with Claudia and learn about sea lions. May took them to study stalagmites and stalactites with Martha. In June, Richard took the queen and Carl to explore his favorite cave. The month of July was spent studying sand dollars with Jose. In August, they headed to the mountains to study the Redwood forest with Victoria. Studying Octopus with Brian was the highlight of September. Eddie taught them all about Pelicans in October. Sand crabs and sea anemones with Madison and Blake rounded out their year. The queen and Carl were sad their journey was over but were excited to begin planning their next one.

Queen Vernita Explores the Oceaneer’s Coastline by author Dawn Menge is the fifth book in this highly successful series. I always enjoy the Queen Vernita books because they are fun and educational at the same time. Pam Snyder has provided bright, colorful and whimsical illustrations that complement the text. The plot is interesting and the story informs and teaches children without them even knowing it. Queen Vernita Explores the Oceaneer’s Coastline will make a great addition to a classroom or a child’s bookshelf.