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I Wonder why Mountains Have Snow on Top and Other Questions about Mountains
     

I Wonder why Mountains Have Snow on Top and Other Questions about Mountains

by Jackie Gaff
 

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Where is the world's highest mountain? and Do mountains move? are some of the tricky questions answered in this new addition to a popular series. With its unique mix of realistic illustration and engaging cartoons, Mountains will amaze, amuse and inspire, while the highly visual format encourages kids to keep reading.

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Where is the world's highest mountain? and Do mountains move? are some of the tricky questions answered in this new addition to a popular series. With its unique mix of realistic illustration and engaging cartoons, Mountains will amaze, amuse and inspire, while the highly visual format encourages kids to keep reading.

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“Provides young children with an excellent starting point for exploring their universe.” —Child Education

“Designed to capture the imagination.” —School Library Journal

Children's Literature
This offering, from Kingfisher's "I Wonder Why" series, explores various features of mountains. Using a question and answer format, this title begins with an explanation of the difference between a mountain and a hill. The discussion is simple, short and developmentally appropriate for primary school students. Every spread features a blend of realistic illustrations and goofy, child-appealing cartoons. Additionally, there are some amusing supplemental facts, which are set off with gray dots, supporting the main text. However, the questions themselves are not consistently child-centered and some appear contrived. For example, the second question, "Can spacecraft measure mountains?" is set up in such a way that we know the answer will be in the affirmative. A more child-centered question might have been—how do you measure mountains? Nevertheless, this slim book acts as a nice introduction to one aspect of geology, and would be an appropriate purchase for free-choice science reading in the second- or third-grade classroom. 2004 (orig. 1991), Kingfisher Publications, Ages 5 to 8.
—Hillary Homzie

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753467008
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Series:
I Wonder Why Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jackie Gaff has over 20 years' experience in illustrated books for children. Previously a nonfiction editor, she is now a full-time author with a real commitment to, and enthusiasm for, creating books that children both want and are able to read. Gaff is also the author of other I Wonder Why books, including I Wonder Why Fish Grew Legs, and I Wonder Why the Sahara Is Cold at Night.

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