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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I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow On Top and other questions about mountains. Do mountains move? Which city is on top of the world? Where is "the great pebble"? With detailed, lively answers to these and many other fascinating questions, I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow On Top is a perfect introduction to the world of mountains. Combining incredible information with… See more details below

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I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow On Top and other questions about mountains. Do mountains move? Which city is on top of the world? Where is "the great pebble"? With detailed, lively answers to these and many other fascinating questions, I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow On Top is a perfect introduction to the world of mountains. Combining incredible information with awesome artwork, it is guaranteed to amaze and inspire!

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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

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