Go Easy on Energy

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We use electricity and other types of energy every day. But did you know that some kinds of energy can make Earth dirty? Join Tyler to learn how we can use energy wisely. Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

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Overview

We use electricity and other types of energy every day. But did you know that some kinds of energy can make Earth dirty? Join Tyler to learn how we can use energy wisely. Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
Tyler is a school boy who is part of the "Power Patrol." It is his job to look for ways to save energy. First Tyler explains what energy does. Energy is used to "heat buildings and light rooms. People even used energy to make my lunch box." Then Tyler tells why it is important to use less energy to help save the earth. When Tyler explains about some different types of energy there is a fact bubble that mentions that even though wind energy is clean, it is not perfect. Tyler finishes his story by helping to explain how to be on the "Power Patrol" at home. There is even a "Play the Power Patrol Game" at the end of the book to see if a reader can find all of the sources of power in a particular illustration. Young readers will enjoy this short story that reads more like a picture book than an informational book on energy. There are also quite a few gems in the text and illustrations that will help readers laugh (such as Tyler mentioning that "pizza energy" is his favorite to eat or his classmate making a funny face). A glossary, list of further resources, and a brief index complete the book. Reviewer: Joella Peterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761385134
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Series: Planet Protectors Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,387,731
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, including You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and regularly visits schools to talk with students about story-writing.

Wes Thomas lives in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, but he spent his youth in New Orleans, Louisiana. He shares his home with his best friend Becky and their two dogs, Johnson and Max. Wes loves to create art using a variety of styles.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Using Energy 4

Chapter 2 Energy Problems 8

Chapter 3 Saving Energy 14

Play the Power Patrol Game 22

Glossary 23

To Learn More 24

Index 24

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2011

    This is an excellent book to teach young children ways to conserve energy ...

    Tyler rushed out the door with his dinosaur lunchbox. He was in a hurry because he didn't want his Mom to have to drive him to school and waste energy. He sat on the bus seat thinking about what they had learned about energy in school. People use it in many different ways, but not always efficiently. As the school bus drove along the road it was easy to see that cars, trucks, and motorcycles create pollution because vehicles "that use oil energy make the air dirty." Saving the Earth was very important to Tyler and his classmates.

    Another kind of energy that Tyler learned about was electricity. His Dad told him that their electricity "comes from the power plant" and that they burned coal. Anyone could easily see that clouds of dirty air floated out over the city when the plant was running. At school Tyler learned about different kinds of energy that would not harm the Earth. In this book you will learn about the different kinds of clean energy, how we should try to conserve or save it, what Tyler did when he was on the Power Patrol, and things he tries to do to "save the planet."

    This is an excellent book to teach young children ways to conserve energy. Many children are aware of what it means to go "green" and/or have an interest in saving the planet. This beginning chapter book is is an easy way to learn about energy and how we can conserve it. The book is not expansive and does not go into depth on the topic, but rather is an introductory text. The information can be used as a stepping stone to a school report. There are numerous informative circular sidebars that add to the topic being discussed. For example there is one on how coal was formed millions of years ago. In the back of the book is an index, a glossary, instructions for "Play the Power Patrol Game, and additional recommended book and website resources to explore.

    This book courtesy of the publisher.

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