Travel with Chirp: Comics, Jokes, Games, and more travelling fun!
Owl, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
he note to parents and teachers at the beginning tells us that the book offers '
a variety of simple, interactive games that will nurture literacy skills while entertaining.
' In various traveler's guises, Chirp, a small yellow bird, stars in each activity, often accompanied by a friend, like spotted Tweet or monkey Momo.
here are jokes and puns; cartoon adventures (in space, the desert, the forest, the South Pole, and the ocean) with simple text; travel games (
Look Out for Letters
Laugh It Up
Count Up the Fun
); sing-a-longs, some with actions to perform; and easy activities (
with pipe cleaners,
Fantastic Finger Plays
using magic markers, and
Amazing Animal Charades
); as well as the
Memories by Mail
he variety and open-ended nature of some activities will stimulate other ideas in young and old travelers.
Travel with Chirp
is a useful resource for anyone planning long family trips with little ones.
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