Summer Bridge Activities(r), Grades 4 - 5 (Paperback)
AWARD-WINNING WORKBOOK: Summer Bridge Activities is the recipient of the 2018 Kids' Product of the Year Award and Travel Fun of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine. This workbook was designed to prevent summer learning loss and help your child get a headstart on the next year.
INCLUDES: One Summer Bridge Activities workbook for 4th to 5th grade. This workbook focuses on all subjects - math, writing, reading, science, social studies, fitness and character building. It also includes bonus stickers and flash cards.
15 MINUTES A DAY: These best-selling summer activity books are designed to prevent learning loss in just 15 minutes per day. Each page is numbered by day so children and parents can track progress and reach monthly learning goals.
TEACHER-RECOMMENDED: Summer Bridge is a teacher-recommended workbook that parents have loved and trusted for the last 10 years. Summer Bridge Activities is available for preschool through 8th grade. Support your children through the end of middle school
SUMMER LEARNING LOSS: Summer learning loss is when children lose skills learned in school over the course of the summer season. Two months of learning loss occurs during the summer, with the highest losses being in math and spelling.
I enjoyed the book although it's not one I would have selected on my own. Especially for a debut novel I thought it was well done and engaging. I can't attest to the historical accuracy of the book's premise (yes, I know it's historical fiction). Over-all I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, entertaining read for beachside (when beaches reopen) or for a weekend of relaxation even if it's in your own backyard. There were moments where I thought the perspectives of the protagonist - Anita (The Woman in Red) - stemmed from our 21st century experiences as opposed to how the setting might have been perceived in the time period of the book, but this wasn't so distracting that it ruined the novel. On an entirely positive note, I would say that one place where most novels fail for me is the ending - too many novels are either entirely predictable or feel rushed and hurried as if trying to tie up all the loose ends. I was not expecting the outcome at the end of The Woman in Red!
Overall I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars . It was a respectable first novel from Diana Giovinazzo, with an engaging story line that was enjoyably uncomplicated yet intriguing, a likeable protagonist, and a surprise ending.
- reviewed by Diane, customer