Sequestered to a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains over spring break, the kids helped me create an enhanced audio recording of the first chapter of GARBAGE ISLAND (with permission from the publisher). We explored and adventured through the mountains, recording creaks and crashes, springs and splashes, then mixed it all together over the narration. It’s nowhere near professional, but not bad for the equipment we had on hand.
If your kids haven’t read GARBAGE ISLAND, this would be a great way to see if the book interests them. And of course the kids and I would all love to know what you think. If it gets enough love, maybe the publisher will even ask us to do the whole book, which would be a super-fun summer vacation project. :-)