Bright Lights and Shadowy Shapes

Bright Lights and Shadowy Shapes

by Jennifer Waters, Joan Stewart

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Children's Literature
The attractive and informative books in the "Spyglass Books" series that focuses on life science, earth science, and physical science follow a similar format. They open with a table of contents page and then move right into the subject. Each chapter or section features a heading in large type; words that are defined in the glossary are printed in bold. The text consists of mostly declarative sentences with pictures usually on the opposing pages. For example, "If an object blocks light from shining through, the dark area that the light cannot reach is a shadow." The photographs are all labeled and appropriate to the content. The text is simple, since these books are aimed at readers in grades 1 and 2. At the end of the text there is an activity or list of fun facts. In this case after learning what a shadow is and how it is created, kids learn about the story of the groundhog and its shadow. The bolded words are defined; there is a resource list with a few references, which are reasonably current; a reference to a web site followed by an index and brief introduction to the author. 2002, Compass Point Books,
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

Capstone Pr Inc
Publication date:
Spyglass Books Series
Edition description:
Physical Science
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.30(d)
IG700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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