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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.