PreS-Gr 1-The docile look of a cow on a farm, the friendly look of a Dalmatian at the fire station, and the smiling face of a child at the library on the covers of these oversized books are as inviting as the vivid, cheery photos inside. Two to three sentences of large, simple text face full-page, distinctive photos of real places and real people. Children learn about the buildings, animals, and fields and crops on a farm. At the fire station, they see the trucks and gear and how the firemen work together. Finally, they learn about the many aspects of a public library. The FactHound Web site is kid friendly, with few visual distractions and lots of appeal. Attractive, accessible introductions.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where he wrote stories about robots conquering the moon and trolls lumbering around the woods behind his parents house. He now lives in Minnesota and continues to write about fun things like space aliens and superheroes. Blake has written more than fifty chapter books and graphic novels for children.