Friday, November 6, 2009

Whooping Crane Activity Book--A Fun Peek Inside!

While the ultralight-led Whooping Crane Class of 2009 is making its way south, children can read all about how imagination and innovation have helped us help our endangered Whooping cranes.As the author and illustrator, the complimentary distribution of this book gives me great satisfaction. After introducing children to our magnificent Whooping Crane and the reasons for its population decline, the book takes them through the magical story of how a young chick learns to follow costumed handlers and ultralight aircraft 'parents' in preparation for its first migration journey south. (Click on the page images to see enlarged views.)
The 32-page book is packed with fun facts, illustrations to color and activities designed to stimulate young imaginations of all ages and get readers excited about taking care of our Whooping cranes and their habitat.
Teachers may click here to fill out a complimentary order for their students ($10.00 shipping). Individuals interested in buying copies for the children in their family may purchase them for $3.00 plus shipping on Operation Migration's Merchandise Page or by calling 1-800-675-2618.

7 comments:

  1. Vicki looks fantastic, congratulations on this

    dan

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  2. Request for W/C info - I will be visiting Homosassas Springs FL next May -will the cranes still be there?
    Anyone know of any interesting wildlife blogs I can follow from that part of Florida to 'get my eye in' - never been to staes before

    Thanks in advance

    D

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  3. Oh, what GORGEOUS sketches Vickie! Just LOVE the little chap sitting in the seed bowl! Lovely.

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  4. Hi David,
    Most of our eastern Whooping cranes are migrating to their nesting grounds in Wisconsin by April. Homosassa Springs State Park has a pair of Whooping cranes on exhibit. You could also contact the nearby Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge for more information. St Marks NWR and Chassahowitzka NWR are the two places where migrating Whooping cranes winter in FL:

    http://www.floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/default.cfm

    http://www.fws.gov/chassahowitzka/

    http://www.fws.gov/saintmarks/

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  5. Thanks for making this book to help us teach the story of the whooping crane. The illustrations are wonderful and the text is perfect for elementary school students. I just ordered a box of the books for my students! Laurie in Virginia
    http://www.whoopingcranes.blogspot.com
    PS - My family presented me with one of your paintings, "Sunlit Morning", for my birthday this year. I linked to your blog from my blog: http://www.apsva.us/154620102104630297/Blog/Browse.asp?A=398&C=56746&PostID=2109

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  6. Hi Laurie,
    Its great to hear from you and to hear feedback about the WC Activity book. I'm delighted that you've ordered them for your classroom. Fun also to know you have one of my prints from Patuxent's gift shop. What a great way to enjoy a birthday!

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