Queen Vernita Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains by Dawn Menge, illustrations by Bobbi Switzer

Queen Vernita is visiting the Blue Ice Mountains and each month she invites a different friend to join her. She and her friend then spend the month doing special things together.

Amber and I were actually pleasantly surprised by this book. First the illustrations are bright and charming, but beyond that the book does teach a lot. It covers the months of the year, how many days are in each month and the days of the week. For us, though, the highlight was how much we learned about plants and animals from such a short, simple little book. It could be a great “interest sparker,” encouraging a child or parent to want to learn more about some of the subjects, like whales, wildflowers, or the aurora borealis. It was educational, but in a fun way.

“The whales are so huge and magnificent. Isn’t nature incredible?” exclaimed Judy. “I could watch them all day,” agreed Queen Vernita.

My copy was provided by the publisher for review and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon Associate.