Air Is All around You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1 Series)

Air Is All around You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1 Series)

by Franklyn M. Branley, Holly Keller
     
 

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'Branley gives directions with diagrams for two easy experiments that show how air is in everything, including water. Replacement of old editions with this attractive new one is recommended because of the updated, well-presented information as well as for the funny illustrations that help make learning fun.' —BL.

Author Biography: Franklyn M. Branley

Overview

'Branley gives directions with diagrams for two easy experiments that show how air is in everything, including water. Replacement of old editions with this attractive new one is recommended because of the updated, well-presented information as well as for the funny illustrations that help make learning fun.' —BL.

Author Biography: Franklyn M. Branley is the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the award-winning author of over 140 popular books for readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. Dr. Branley lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sara Lorimer
"Air is all around you... Cars and houses are filled with it. So are barns, sheds, doghouses, and birdhouses." Despite simple writing and the low-key tone, this book does an excellent job of explaining air to young children. It is a thin book and most pages have only two or three sentences on them, but it gracefully touches on air in the ocean, how fish breathe, how divers breathe, how astronauts breathe, how spaceships get out of the earth's atmosphere, and more. The illustrations do a great job of illustrating air, going beyond the text: a bouncy castle, a hang glider, a hot air balloon. This is a republishing of a 1962 book much loved in my house—with new illustrations. New back matter includes a few simple experiments children can do to help understand the concept of air. From the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" series.
School Library Journal
PreS-2 More visually appealing than the 1962 edition, this revision includes discussions of the weight of air and of the fact that spaceships have to take air with them as they fly above the air. The major deletion is that air is not found in packed tin cans. Both editions describe the properties of air and offer two simple experiments to prove that air takes up space and that air is dissolved in water. Illustrations in both bold and pastel colors are coordinated with the easy-to-read text and make this an eye-pleasing and informative book. Alice Arnett , Greenwood Elementary School, Louisville, Ky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780690045024
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1986
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
32
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.

John O'Brien has illustrated over 60 books for children, most recently I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello by Barbara S. Garriel and The Beach Patrol, which he wrote with Max Bilkins. He lives in Delron, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida.

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