I Wonder Why the Sun Rises and Other Questions about Time and Seasons

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What is a leap year? Why are bees busy in summer? Who eats the moon? Why does it get dark at night? In I Wonder Why the Sun Rises by Brenda Walpole children will find out the answers to these and many more questions about time and seasons.

Uses a question and answer format to present information about time and the seasons, such as how to split a second, who invented our calendar, and why the moon changes shapes.

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Overview

What is a leap year? Why are bees busy in summer? Who eats the moon? Why does it get dark at night? In I Wonder Why the Sun Rises by Brenda Walpole children will find out the answers to these and many more questions about time and seasons.

Uses a question and answer format to present information about time and the seasons, such as how to split a second, who invented our calendar, and why the moon changes shapes.

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Children's Literature

answers are simply written, but they don't shy away from scientific language, difficult issues, or remaining mysteries.

Children's Literature - Schenell Agee
"I wonder why," "how come," and "why does" are typical phrases children use to form questions. Children want straight-to-the-point answers in an understandable language when seeking information. Kingfisher is known for its comprehensive yet understandable format used for helping children obtain answers to their questions. Thirty-one questions are asked and answered in this book, which should satisfy inquisitive youngsters in search of information about time and seasons. An index lets young learners look up topics of interest without reading the book from cover to cover. The illustrations provide vivid pictures to aid in comprehending the text. The size of the book is also worth noting, as it is the perfect size for a young reader. However, in its paperback form, it may not withstand an abundance of handling. This book is a great resource as it relates to the Standards of Learning 2.7.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753465295
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: I Wonder Why Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 488,926
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: NC820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Walpole

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Table of Contents

Why does the Sun rise in the morning? 4

Why does it get dark at night? 5

Where is it night all day long? 6

Where do all the days start on time? 7

Why do we have seasons? 8

Why do we plant seeds in the spring? 10

Why are bees busy in the summer? 10

Why do leaves drop in the fall? 11

Why do animals sleep through the winter? 11

Where are there only two seasons? 12

Where does it pour for a month? 13

Who can tell time without a clock? 14

Can flowers tell time? 15

Can animals tell time? 15

Which calendar was carved in stone? 16

Who invented our calendar? 16

What is a leap year? 17

Why do we need calendars? 17

Who lights lamps at the new year? 18

Who brings in the new year with a bang? 18

Who blows a horn at the new year? 19

How long is a month? 20

Why does the Moon change shape? 21

Who eats the Moon? 21

Why are there seven days in a week? 22

When is it 13 o'clock? 22

How long is a minute? 23

Why does a watch tick? 24

How did people tell time before clocks? 24

How does a grandfather keep good time? 25

How can you split a second? 26

Which timer was a bunch of old rope? 26

How can you cook an egg using sand? 27

What's the time on Earth? 28

What's the time in space? 29

How long does a person live? 30

How long does a mayfly live? 30

How long does a tree live? 31

Index 32

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