Measure It! (Spyglass Books)

Measure It! (Spyglass Books)

by Jennifer Waters, Alison Auch, Rebecca McEwen, Rebecca McEwen, Alison J. Auch

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Children's Literature
The attractive and informative books in the "Spyglass Books" series that focuses on life science, earth science, and physical science follow a similar format. They open with a table of contents page and then move right into the subject. Each chapter or section features a heading in large type; words that are defined in the glossary are printed in bold. The text consists of mostly declarative sentences, but the pictures on the opposing pages often pose a question that is answered in the inset box. For example, "An altimeter can measure the height of a tall mountain." The Did You Know box notes "In baseball, people point a speed gun at a ball flying toward the batter. The speed gun measures how fast the pitcher threw the ball." The photographs are all labeled and appropriate to the content. The text is simple, since these books are aimed at readers in grades 1 and 2. At the end of the text there is an activity or experiment. In this case after learning measurement, kids are asked to make paper airplanes and use them to figure out how far or high they have flown. The bolded words are defined; there is a resource list with a few references, which are reasonably current followed by an index and brief introduction to the author. 2002, Compass Point Books,
— Marilyn Courtot

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Capstone Press
Publication date:
Spyglass Books
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.31(d)
IG570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 Years

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