Friday, May 13, 2016

Traits Alive! Famous Creature Similes Expanded by Ken Bolden

Traits Alive!

Traits Alive! is a non-fiction picture book with a beautiful illustration of each animal, fish, reptile, or bird featured in the simile. A brief description of the creature, and/or relevant information about the simile, accompanies each illustration. An enjoyable book for parents to read to small children, or for kids ascending out of beginner level to read on their own. Teachers will find Traits Alive! is a handy tool in the language arts classroom whenever figures of speech are the topic of instruction.

A brief excerpt:
Elephants remember friends and places they haven't seen for many years. To be a good speller, you need a memory like an elephant.

About Ken Bolden

Ken Bolden grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and earned a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his graduate studies at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, receiving an MA in Communications. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature in West Redding, CT. Following grad school, Ken worked in the field of communications for twenty-four years for media companies such as CBN, International Family Entertainment, Fox and Disney. He has published articles, poems and books. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son.

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