I Face the Windby Vicki Cobb, Julia Gorton (Illustrator)
Ever lose your hat in a strong wind?
Ever feel the wind pushing you from side to side?
Know why you can feel the wind, but never see it?
Renowned science author Vicki Cobb makes scientific principles easy for even the youngest kids to understand. Follow this book with a young child who loves to play. Bring/blockquote>/b>
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I gave this book a lower rating as it was not what I or the BN employee who helped me special order this book, thought that it would be. I was looking for a bedtime story book for my 3 yr. old grandson who is obsessed with fans and windmills. From the description this book seemed to fit the bill and it was recommended for 3-5 year olds. I was disappointed when it came as, instead of a story or read-to-me book about the wind, it was more of a workbook with experiments, some rather involved, to do! Many of the experiments struck me as being more appropriate for early grade school age kids, 5-8 yrs.old maybe? The experiments were loosely tied together with a sort of narration. I'm not sure how you would use this book for this age group. Perhaps in a preschool setting? In any event, I returned the book to the store.
This was an excellent book. It is a very hands-on book and calls for a lot of interaction which is awesome for any student. This book is constantly asking questions, which keeps the students thinking. This book is filled with bright colors, but also a lot of open space so it is not over illustrated. The illustration are created where the picture and the words our together. For example: a girl trying to hold the umbrella why she is being blown away by the wind and the umbrella is made with words. This book is also filled with different science experiments, which can easily get students interested in science and cause them to want to go home and do a little bit of experiments with their family.
I love this book because at first you don't expect to be taught something. But by the end of the book the reader learns to measure the wind, and even ways you can see wind. This book is also an easy read for children. Children of any age would be able to comprehend this book, which is why i would recommend it.