Homes and Houses Then and Now

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Children's Literature
Alastair Smith's newest book of compare and contrast titles examines the "then and now" of homes and houses using full-page spreads that open up on each page. The artwork is cartoon-like in appeal and through labels and details, describes the concept of homes and houses throughout history. The book begins with the very earliest homes for humans¾the cave and the outdoors under the stars. In an excellent compare and contrast page, life in a cave is compared to life in a modern house by showing the way food is cooked on an open fire versus an electric stove, and how crude paintings on cave walls have translated into modern-day, framed works of art hanging from nails. The book compares housing of the Egyptians, the Romans, of medieval times, and of pioneers with today's homes. A handy index is included. This excellent offering stands alone or can be used in the classroom to help young readers who have trouble with the concept of comparing and contrasting. 2000 (orig. 1999), Usborne Publishing, $7.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Betsy Barnett
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780746031001
  • Publisher: EDC Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Then and Now Flip Flaps Series
  • Pages: 16
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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