It is widely accepted that reading to children is the best way to prepare them for learning. Reading enhances child/parent bonding, knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, concentration, etc. Furthermore, involvement heightens interest. This is why author, Keith Beam and illustrator, Steve Karras, have developed a series of children's sound books called Drake's Adventures. By reading Drake's Adventures books to your kids, and letting them participate by pushing the sound buttons, you are triggering engagement and learning.
It is no accident that Drake's Adventures books feature a young boy, Drake, whose adventures all center around hunting and fishing. As outdoorsmen themselves, Beam and Karras recognize the need for a vehicle to fuel the next generation's interest in our hunting and fishing heritage. What better way to whet a youngster's appetite for outdoor activities than through Drake and this series of sound books.
The first book in the Drake's Adventures series, entitled Spring Thunder, has just been released. As you can probably guess, Spring Thunder is all about turkey hunting. The push-button sounds include a gobbling tom turkey and a variety of turkey call sounds among other things. In the story, Drake's father arrows a big tom with Drake by his side in the blind. The book is beautifully illustrated and is sure to become a favorite of countless young hunters in the making.
Says author, Keith Beam, co-founder of Double Bull Blinds, "The two most important things in my world are my kids and hunting. What better way than Drake's Adventures to combine them. The entire Drake's series is designed to give parents an opportunity to read to their kids and give kids an opportunity to be introduced to the thrill of hunting and fishing. It doesn't get any better than that. My dream is to have a part in creating a new generation of little hunters and fishermen!"
Look for Spring Thunder at your local sporting goods retailer or buy it online at www.drakesadventures.com.