Who is the story about? Sammy and his family
Description Sammy takes a trip to Egypt to see the pyramids and some desert animals.
Who else is in the story? It is a family vacation for Sammy, his mother and father. Sammy really wanted to go to Egypt.
Where are they? They fly on a plane from their home in Maine, where it is snowy and cold. When they arrive in Egypt, it is hot and sunny. Egypt is on the other side of the world from the United States, where Maine is.
What are they doing? They ride on camels to see the pyramids and the Sphinx. Sammy tries to count the number of blocks in a pyramid, but there are too many. A guide tells them all about the Ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids. They didn't use letters to write--they wrote with pictures called hieroglyphics. They also made mummies.
Why are they doing that? Sammy loves to learn about history, visit museums and go to historical sites.
What happens to everyone? When their tour is over, Sammy and his family search for desert animals on the way back to their hotel. They see a viper and a crocodile by the Nile River. Sammy is tired, but happy--he has had a great day and learned a lot.
What's your favorite part of the story? I love the fact that this story could be true for my own Sammy. My kid was given a choice this summer to spend 2 days at an amusement park or 1 day at the park and 1 day at a historical site. He didn't want to give up the history to spend an extra day riding rides! So, we learned all about Jamestown. I also love the fact that this story uses real words and doesn't talk down to children--it gives them something to learn, and maybe will even pique their curiosity enough to ask to find out more about the things mentioned in the story.
What would you build out of LEGO® DUPLO® blocks to bring your story to life? So many things could come from this story--the airplane the family rides in, their hotel, certainly the camels and the pyramids would be great candidates. But even the snake, the crocodile and the river are all things that are capable of being built...and built by kids -- like the one that built the models in the picture.