"Readers are invited to discover something new in their everyday surroundings in Black rabbit/Hi Jinx's "The imaginative Explorer's Guide," which uses humor and hands-on activities to appeal to up- per elementary students needing texts at a lower reading level."
This series invites readers to visit their attic, library, park, yard, and other locations to use their imaginations and get active. Each title presents a number of simple, hands-on activities for kids, such as creating a photo scavenger hunt in the park or making up ghost stories in the attic. Alternative ideas are provided if readers do not have certain areas in their homes. The text is highly readable, with five short chapters written at a second grade reading level, and a comical, lighthearted tone that will appeal to striving readers. Colorful, cartoon-style illustrations show a diverse range of children and reflect the humorous nature of the writing. Bold vocabulary words are included on each page, and additional question prompts are included at the end of each book. -VERDICT Humor combined with entertaining, everyday activities will make this series appeal to striving readers at the upper elementary level.