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Learn About Shadows
From the Set Science Definitions
What makes a shadow? Why do some things make shadows and others don't? How do shadows change? This simple, colorful book inspires children to think in a new way about the shadows around them.
- Shadows Big and Small
- Creating Shadows
- Big and Bigger Shadows
- Changing Shadows
- Shadow Play
- Kinds of Shadows
- Words to Know
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Science Definitions from School Library Journal on November 1, 2010
Attractive and succinct, these introductions tackle big topics in a friendly way. Each one opens with short, declarative sentences that provide a poetic sensibility. For example, Soil begins, ‘’Dig it. Plant in it…Spongy, sandy, or sticky—it’s all delightful dirt!’ A final spread personalizes the topic with examples from everyday life, and an illustrated extension explains basic science, such as what dirt is made of. Large, eye-catching photos cover the recto of each spread. One small caption flaw in Push and Pull labels a hard drive as a CD/DVD player. Varying jewel-toned accents are used in headings, highlighted glossary terms, and in a sidebar on each spread. The slightly large trim size will make these good choices for group use.
A noteworthy review of Science Definitions from Booklist on October 1, 2010
With full-page color photos and a spare, interactive text, this small picture book in the Learn About series uses hands-on, everyday examples to explain basic physics. ‘Big and small, shadows are everywhere,’ states text that is illustrated with side-by-side photos of a skyscraper’s shadow and a butterfly’s shadow. On another spread, examples of a window and a window frame show the difference between the transparent glass, which does not cast a shadow, and the opaque wood, which does. Then the examples move from earthbound details to the universe, discussing changes between night and day. Young children who love to play with shadows, making hand puppets and scary shapes, will be fascinated by the links between their playtime and science facts, and with the increasing push for early childhood resources, this is sure to find wide classroom use.