The children’s book “Albuquerque Gerdi” gives a comprehensive view of the Ducal City

“Albuquerque Jerdy” by Sandy Wright

“Albuquerque Gerdi” is the newest youngsters’s e book from Sandy Wright in Santa Fe.

Jerdy, the highway runner, introduced that she was on the lookout for one thing to eat for lunch.

This analysis led her to discover a few of the well-known locations in Albuquerque.

Gerdi did the exploration by discovering a “treasure map” captured on a strand of barbed wire. Think about a map that takes you to a treasure chest crammed with “gems, gold, and sticky grasshoppers”.

Creator Sandy Wright

Analyzing the map carefully, Gerdi sees a sequence of 10 clues on every with an “X”. You suppose the clues will result in a hidden treasure. Perhaps not what you anticipate.

And so begins Gerdi’s thrilling search. Readers can comply with her actions and see what she is studying.

There may be an “X” for “Historic Bones”. For Gerdi, which means testing the dinosaurs on the Albuquerque Museum of Pure Historical past and Science.

The subsequent “X” stands for “Youngsters’s Exploration”. Gerdi visits the Explora Science Heart and the Youngsters’s Museum throughout the road. Then you definitely transfer on to the Outdated City (the information is listed in two methods, as “early settlement” or “outdated settlement”).

Different clues embody an “X” for “Desert Oasis,” which stands for Rio Grande Nature Heart State Park, an “X” for “Sea Creatures” at ABQ BioPark and an “X” for “Sky Floaters,” the Balloon Fiesta. backyard.

Jerdy is using a sizzling air balloon. From afar, you take a look at the Sandia Mountains and bear in mind that there’s an “X” on the map of the “Pink Mountains”. Airship driver Gerdi descends at Sandia Crest.

After not discovering the treasure trove of minerals and the meals she craves, Gerdi jumps on high of the tram on his journey down the mountain. She loses her stability and falls right into a free fall. Solely then does the Hovering Hawk remind Gerdi that she is a chicken and may fly. good recommendation. Gerdi glides safely on the bottom, an ideal feat for low-flying highway drivers.

After her travels, Gerdi proclaims that the actual treasure is the town of Albuquerque.

Gerdi’s adventures truly start on the Petroglyph Nationwide Monument earlier than she discovers the treasure map. The Historic Artwork information has an “X” on the map representing the monument.

“Albuquerque Gerdi” is the fourth e book in a sequence aimed toward readers ages 5 to 9. Wright mentioned she imagined Gerdi as a highway pioneer as a result of she noticed him whereas visiting the memorial.

“It looks like each time I’m going to Albuquerque I see a driver on the highway. They’re cute and lovely birds,” she mentioned in a telephone interview.

The writer mentioned that each e book within the sequence ought to comprise a narrative of academic and ethical worth.

“For Albuquerque Jerdi, the purpose is to have a look at what’s exterior, and actually perceive what we’re seeing. We must always not miss out on what is gorgeous and exquisite,” she mentioned.

The underside proper nook of the duvet reads “Books come alive…strive me!!”

It is an invite to a particular characteristic on the web page behind the entrance cowl. Utilizing the newest augmented actuality expertise, readers can comply with the steps to convey a set of photographs from the e book to life.

In the back of the e book is a web page devoted to the information in regards to the Roadrunner.

(Do you know that the runner is the state chicken of New Mexico, and that it’s only discovered within the American southwest, not often flying greater than 10 toes off the bottom?)

The subsequent web page lists information about Albuquerque.

Wright’s earlier books within the sequence are “Santa’s Adventures in Sam”, the bilingual (English-Spanish) “Santa’s Adventures in Sam/Las Aventuras de Santa Fe in Sam” and “Sedona’s Search”.

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Sandy Wright will learn, talk about and signal copies of “Albuquerque Gerdi” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Rattlesnake Museum, 202 San Felipe NW, Suite A, Outdated City.