Treasure Hunt, the debut children's book by author Heidi Martin, takes children on an exciting adventure through rivers, woods, hills and caves. This lyrical exploration of nature will have children giggling at the rhymes and shouting answers to the riddles throughout the entire tale.
Treasure Hunt, inspired by the afternoon adventures of Heidi Martin's own children, takes readers on a marvelous tromp through nature in search of a hidden treasure. The whimsical phrasing and rhythmic patterns of the story make it fun and entertaining for children of all ages.
"I found myself engaged watching the pure excitement that came from my children as they explored our backyard one sunny afternoon," says Martin. "It absolutely inspired me and brought forth the premise of the lively adventure shared by the schoolchildren in Treasure Hunt."
Martin introduces children to a variety of terrains and wildlife throughout the story. Her riddles tease children about where the hunt will lead next and leave them excited about the possibilities to come with each turn of the page. The guided journey is perfect for the classroom as it will captivate young readers and spark their imaginations as they shout out their guesses to the story's questions.
"As a teacher, I wanted to create a book that gave young children the opportunity to interact with the story," says Martin. "Treasure Hunt asks questions and gives young readers the chance to be creative and stretch their imaginations as they guess about where the adventure will lead next."
The beautiful illustrations by Lisa Brennan provide the perfect accompaniment to this wonderful tale of afternoon adventure. They provide textual clues for emerging readers and enjoyable details for more experienced readers. Children will laugh and point as the illustrations bring the rhymes of the nature adventure to life.
Available now on Amazon and through SDP Publishing, Treasure Hunt is a delightful adventure through nature that teaches children about the world around them and sparks their imaginations along the way. The perfect addition to any classroom library, Treasure Hunt opens the door to adventure and will captivate the imaginations of its young readers.
About The Author
A Minnesota native, Heidi Martin spends her days as an educator, tutoring students in reading, writing and math. She began writing as a hobby and was inspired to create a children's book by her own two children, Adeline and Malachi, when they began exploring in the yard one sunny afternoon. Watching their excitement, Heidi scratched down a story about a treasure hunt, which she read to them. They enjoyed it so much that she decided to make it into a book.
Heidi lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Matthew, and their two children.