A Circle in the Sky

A Circle in the Sky

by Zachary Wilson, JoAnn Adinolfi

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The "Rookie Reader" series has been around for years and this is a new sub-series entitled "Rookie Read to Learn: Numbers and Shapes." It is nice to see a young girl as the one who builds a rocket ship to go to the moon. She uses a number of shapes to assemble the ship—a rectangle for the door, a circle for the window, triangles for the nose cone and wings, and a square for the base where the rocket fuel is stored. She takes off and the closing scene shows her exploring the moon. The illustrations are generally simple with the emphasis being about the shape. In several, there is no background to distract the reader. After the story is finished there is a brief blurb about the author and illustrator, followed by pages of activities. They include a poem to chant, sequencing, a shape hunt, and creating a night sky. The final page contains a list of the fifty-two words that make up the story. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
A Rookie Reader: Counting, Numbers, and Shapes
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.30(d)
320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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