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Deltas

Deltas

by Kimberly M. Hutmacher
     
 

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Rushing rivers meet the sea, dropping dirt, soil, and clay. Deltas form, in all shapes and sizes. Read Deltas to learn about these flat, fertile landforms.

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Rushing rivers meet the sea, dropping dirt, soil, and clay. Deltas form, in all shapes and sizes. Read Deltas to learn about these flat, fertile landforms.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amanda MacGregor
This volume of the "Natural Wonders" series uses brief, simple sentences and expansive photographs to teach young readers about deltas. The text explains that deltas are formed by rivers carrying pieces of silt, sand, and clay, which build up to form a delta. Information includes the various shapes deltas come in—bird's foot, cuspate, and arcuate. Readers also learn about famous deltas and about the nutrient-rich soil found on deltas. This very rudimentary look at deltas uses large font and two to five sentences per page. The photographs, which have no captions, feel unnecessarily large, as though they are just helping use up what would otherwise be white space in the book. A table of contents, glossary, two suggested reading titles, index, and instructions about how to use the publisher's FactHound site for further research round out this slim book. Given the slight information presented (the total word count for the book is only 202 words), this series does not deliver enough to justify the high price point. A paperback format closer to a Rookie Reader would better serve this series, which includes books about canyons, caves, glaciers, islands, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls. Reviewer: Amanda MacGregor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429662208
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Natural Wonders Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.

Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.

Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.

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