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Clay

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Discusses where the material clay comes from and some of its features and uses.
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Discusses where the material clay comes from and some of its features and uses.
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Children's Literature
Gooey, sticky, messy clay may be what you use for your next art project . . . but it also may be in your own backyard. Clay, a natural material found in the earth, can be found almost anywhere and is used for all sorts of things. After being dug from the ground, clay can become a brick, a pot, or even a toilet. This introductory book provides readers with an overview of what clay is, how it is used, and why it is important. A perfect bridge between natural science and art, the text and photos help children realize that there is much more to clay than just an art project. A hands-on activity, glossary and recommended Internet sites provide additional learning resources. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 5 to 8.
—Leah Hanson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736849302
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Materials Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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Mary Firestone has written more than thirty children’s books. Her books have been recommended by the National Science Teacher Association, and she has received a Best Writing in the Arts award from the Minneapolis Neighborhood Press Association. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and is currently acquiring her teaching license in Language Arts.

Mary currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her son Adam and their cat Rigley. Their home is near the Mississippi River park system where they spend time outdoors riding bikes and soaking up the wonders of local wildlife.

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Mary Firestone has written more than 30 children’s books. Her books have been recommended by the National Science Teacher Association, and she has received a Best Writing in the Arts award from the Minneapolis Neighborhood Press Association. Mary and her son, Adam, love riding their bikes near their St. Paul, Minnesota, home. Their cat, Rigley, waves from the window.

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