Adventures in the Ice Age
Illustrations: Bill Slavin
Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2004. 48 p.
(Good Times Travel Agency)
Ages 8 to 10
Travel with the Binkerton kids into the last Ice Age where, even in summer, it only reaches highs of 10-15°C. The kids need to find clothing, shelter and fire. To return home, they have to read every word in their travel book . . . but it is starting to snow, and the words are getting blurry!
In 2006, Adventures in the Ice Age won the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award for non-fiction. It combines comic-book appeal with a non-fiction travel guide format. The humorous pen-and-ink and watercolour illustrations by Bill Slavin are an ideal companion to this lively story.