Pixel Titles has released a wonderful new children's e-book about this December's Mayan end-of -the-world myth. I read the e-book with my seven year old and we were both reassured by the facts given in the e-book, that the end of the world isn't as near as predicted.
All this time I never thought that my daughter had any thoughts about the end of the world but reading this e-book brought out her questions about the end-of-the-world. And the truth is children don't have the resources that we do to figure this kind of stuff out on their own. So, it was a really good experience to curl up in bed with my daughter and our Kindle Fire to read K.T. Fledge's wonderful e-book.
Captures your attention
My daughter's attention was captured by
Fledge's easy and straightforward way of explaining the Mayan calendar. The
pictures that are a companion to the text not only enhance the text but they
are beautiful to look at. When we finished reading the story, I asked my
daughter about the e-book and she said that it was interesting and that she
enjoyed it very much. Would she read the story again? Of course! So,
even though the book's subject has a December 21st deadline, it has a lot of
value passed the ominous date as it highlights the extraordinary brilliance of
the ancient Mayans.
About the e-book from Pixel Titles
Children are fascinated, and frightened, by rumors about the Mayan end-of-the-world myth. A new e-book for children ages 5 through 8 explains this myth in clear, simple terms.
"Is It True About December 21, 2012?" by K. T. Fledge approaches the myth with clarity and is bound to set young minds at ease during the media hype.
According to this urban legend, the world will end when the Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012. This thought can bring fear to young minds. But this picture book uses easy-to-read terms to describe the Mayan culture. The book compares the four Mayan calendars to our single calendar system. Though the measurements are different, the concepts behind the Mayan calendar and our calendar are the same: calendars measure time; they do not predict the future.
"Is It True About December 21, 2012?" By K. T. Fledge is an iBook for iPad available at the Apple iTunes iBookstore in four countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The cost is US$1.99 (equivalent prices in other countries).
"Is It True about December 21, 2012?" by K. T. Fledge is published by digital-only publisher, Pixel Titles. Pixel Titles has three books available at the Apple iTunes iBookstore. "Paired Up," a book of poetry for teens and novel "Izzie's Lucky Clover."
Thank you Pixel Titles for your complimentary copy and for starting the conversation with children about their end-of-the-world fears.
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