Have you ever fallen into a book? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale. Because in every one there's always a wicked this, an evil that or a hungry somebody just waiting to gobble you up. What happens when Herb, star of Beware of the Storybook Wolves, falls into his book of fairy tales?
Author: Sylvia Pantaleo
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2009-10-14
Despite being a source of continuing interest to educational scholars, research into the literary understanding of elementary school students has emphasized written materials over multimodal mediums such as picturebooks. Focusing on students in Grades one and five, this book describes children's interpretations of and responses to a variety of contemporary picturebooks, specifically those books that employ Radical Change characteristics and metafictive devices. In dealing with picturebooks, Sylvia Pantaleo seeks to show the ways in which literature teaches artistic codes and conventions, critical thinking skills, visual literacy skills, and interpretative strategies. Aside from investigating specific picturebooks, Pantaleo discusses the broader implications of reading, viewing, and creating print and digital texts in schools. These exercises, she argues, reflect the changing nature of communication and representation in the world of elementary school students. Incorporating postmodernism, social constructivism, and other theoretical frameworks, Pantaleo contextualizes her research and examines ways in which literature highlights broader social and cultural characteristics. An extensively researched look at the pedagogical value of literature in the classroom, this book introduces new dimensions to discussions of contemporary picturebooks in elementary education and the social nature of intertextuality.
Author: Yong Zhao
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-08-14
The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system– good, bad, and ugly Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on theinternational PISA exams— where they outscore students of allother nations in math, reading, and science—have positionedChina as a world education leader. American educators and punditshave declared this a "Sputnik Moment," saying that we must learnfrom China's education system in order to maintain our status as aneducation leader and global superpower. Indeed, many of the reforms taking hold in United Statesschools, such as a greater emphasis on standardized testing and theincreasing importance of core subjects like reading and math, echothe Chinese system. We're following in China's footsteps—butis this the direction we should take? Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? by award-winningwriter Yong Zhao offers an entertaining, provocative insider'saccount of the Chinese school system, revealing the secrets thatmake it both "the best and worst" in the world. Born and raised inChina's Sichuan province and a teacher in China for many years,Zhao has a unique perspective on Chinese culture and education. Heexplains in vivid detail how China turns out the world'shighest-achieving students in reading, math, and science—yetby all accounts Chinese educators, parents, and political leadershate the system and long to send their kids to western schools.Filled with fascinating stories and compelling data, Who'sAfraid of the Big Bad Dragon? offers a nuanced and soberingtour of education in China. Learn how China is able to turn out the world's highestachieving students in math, science, and reading Discover why, despite these amazing test scores, Chineseparents, teachers, and political leaders are desperate to leavebehind their educational system Discover how current reforms in the U.S. parallel the classicChinese system, and how this could help (or hurt) our students'prospects
The Big Bad Bogey is a green, mean, icky MONSTER. He doesn't care whose story he ruins! He crashes through Little Red Riding Hood's house, into Goldilock's porridge and even smashes Cinderella's carriage! Can ANYONE stop him? A riotous tale with a hilarious twist by Tim Knapman, with gloriously zingy illustrations by Tom Knight.
Enemies make the best lovers… Scott Elstrom craves freedom, adventure and exploration…so leaving the wilds of Alaska behind to save the family company isn't top on his list of priorities! And getting the traditional CEO portrait painted by one feisty, quirky, sexy fireball? Not in a million years! Antonia Baldoni needs this commission. Just because the new boss won't play along, it doesn't mean she'll back down! But suddenly Toni's not sure if it's determination that's got her pulse racing—or something altogether less appropriate! Trouble is, this battle of wills is not so much hard work—it's a lot more like fun!
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Political Science
Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.
[Menage Amour: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Menage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, Werewolves, Vampires] Ben knew there would never be a mate for him. No one in his or her right mind would want to be shackled with a man with no tenderness, no gentleness, and certainly no kindness. He didn't even know what those emotions were anymore. They were stripped from him, along with a good portion of his sanity. Ben has nothing to offer a mate, and he knows it. When huge sky blue eyes peek out at him from under strawberry blond hair at a Wolf Mating party, Ben can't deny his fascination, or his need to claim Stefan as his mate. But Stefan comes with a lot of baggage. According to vampire law, he's been given away by his brother to Dane, the brother of Stefan's best friend, Audley. In exchange, Audley has been given to Stefan's brother. The problem? Audley and Stefan are both Ben's mates. When Stefan and Audley are kidnapped, Ben and their friends race to save them. Can Ben survive long enough to save his mates, or will his worst nightmare come true? Can Stefan and Audley overcome their fears long enough to save their mate, or will they lose him forever? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Four very hungry bunnies have run out of carrots! One by one they hop off to the vegetable patch. But someone is lying in wait. Someone BIG... and BAD! A fabulous, funny story about a big, bad bunny, and how to stop bullies like him!