Sherman, a Tucson Tortoise
Sherman longs to explore EVERYTHING his hometown of Tucson, Arizona, has to offer. But a huge adobe wall stands in his way. His friends are eager to assist but struggle to actually help him. That is, until they focus on Sherman’s particular skill, digging. Throughout the book, children learn what makes Tucson, AZ, such a special place.
This book is a magic portal to Tucson, AZ. Every page triggers an immersive experience when scanned with any device having a camera. No matter where you are, you can be whisked away to Tucson to learn about its history, ecosystem and geology. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about the heat! The technology is 100% web-based, therefore, no apps to download, update or use. Just scan and go. Literally. Scroll down to see current curriculum.
Reading Ages: 6-9
Magic Portal Ages: 3-109+
Page count: 48
Format: Hardcover 11x8.5"
Places: Sabino Canyon, Colossal Cave, Mt. Lemmon, Sentinel Peak, Desert Museum, Pima Air and Space Museum, Coronodo National Forest, Santa Catalina mountain range, Tucson mountian range, Saguaro National Park, Sonoran Desert, Presidio San Augustin del Tucson, Hotel Congress, San Xavier Mission del Bac, Kitt Peak, Old Tucson Studios and the University of Arizona.
Animals: Desert tortoise, bats, bobcats, coatimundi, javelina, Gila woodpecker, Great horned owl, pack rats and lizards.
Flora: Cacti (in general), saguaro cacti, Prickly Pear cacti and fruit.
History: Prehistoric inhabitants, Tonoho O'odham, Father Kino, Overland stagecoach line, Wyatt Earp, and the Dillinger gang.
Cultural/Events: Tucson Rodeo, the Gem and Mineral Show, Rialto and Fox theatres
Vocabulary: Tonoho O'odham words and Spanish words