KeeKee is the adventurous calico kitty who travels the world in her hot air balloon. Paris, Rome, and now - Opa! - it’s Athens, Greece! Join KeeKee as she explores the sights, sounds, and tastes of one of the oldest cities in the world. Young readers share KeeKee’s delight as she discovers exciting places and immerses herself in the Greek culture.
KeeKee's latest adventure includes a kid-friendly pronunciation guide and glossary in the back of the book along with a charmingly illustrated map of Athens.
Publisher: Calithumpian Press
Hardback: 40 pages
Awards: KeeKee's Big Adventures in Paris, France won the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver for Best First Children’s Book in April 2014 and Gold Mom’s Choice Award in Autumn 2013. KeeKee's Big Adventures in Rome, Italy received a Gold Mom's Choice Award in April 2013.
Biography: Shannon Jones spent over 20 years working in marketing, including time with Discovery Networks and 12 years with Starbucks. While with Starbucks, she spent four years as head of marketing and product for Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa. With a degree in Communications from the University of Virginia, Jones returned to her passion for writing, as well as sharing her love of travel and helping kids in their quest for learning and discovery, with her KeeKee’s Big Adventures Series. She lives with her husband and 10-year old cat, KeeKee, in Alexandria, VA.
KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece is currently available through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and where ever books are sold.
My review: KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece:
KeeKee is a cat traveling in a hot air balloon. He is visiting in Athens, Greece. He gets shown around Athens by other animals living there. It is a cute book that introduces children to Athens, history, a little language, and food. Also at the back has a list of Greek words and how to pronounce them.
It makes me want to travel to Greece too. The pictures are good. I know that after I read it, I wanted to look up more information about the places I heard about. Especially Santorini where all the building are white with blue. Plus a volcano took part of island.
Also shows a little about Greek Gods, Plato and theater. It does a good job introducing kids to the Greek culture past and present.
I was given this book so I could give a honest review of it, and be a part of KeeKee's Big Adventures in Athens, Greece blog tour.
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