Every winter, Ginger the Hedgehog takes a trip to The Spice Drop Villas, where the scent of spices fills the air — cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
The Spice Drop Villas is a book that engages the inventiveness of young children. The book blends the worlds of fiction and nonfiction as Ginger, a real-life African pygmy hedgehog, takes a trip to a gingerbread village created by her loving owner, Sara Marie Moore. She learns just how sweet building a gingerbread house can be, and finds herself in a little bit of mischief along the way.
The book fosters creativity and innovation in young readers as the line between reality and imagination is blurred by non-manipulated photos and a fictional storyline.
Sara Marie Moore is both author and photographer. She is an award-winning editor of a community newspaper. Her education and background are in linguistics and preschool and elementary literacy.
This is Ginger and Moore’s second book. The Spike Cream Woods features Ginger in an ice cream forest. The inspiration for Moore’s book began during a phonics lesson on the letter I when Sara couldn’t find a book on ice cream in the school’s library. Parents can work on early literacy skills with their children using this book by seeing how many letter I’s their child can find, and whether it has a long or short I sound. In The Spice Drop Villas, it’s time to learn about the letter O!