Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling
  • Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling
  • Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling

Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling

by Geoff Waring
     
 

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Start with Science books introduce kids to core science concepts through engaging stories, fresh illustrations, and supplemental activities.

One day Oscar sees a ball in the grass. "Try pushing it!" says Cricket. Oscar learns that the ball rolls slowly in grass and faster on a path, until it bounces off a tree and changes direction. Some things

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Start with Science books introduce kids to core science concepts through engaging stories, fresh illustrations, and supplemental activities.

One day Oscar sees a ball in the grass. "Try pushing it!" says Cricket. Oscar learns that the ball rolls slowly in grass and faster on a path, until it bounces off a tree and changes direction. Some things need a push to move, and others use their muscles to move themselves — and to move plenty of other things, too.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

A young cat discovers that there's a lot to learn. In the first book, he admires bird songs and then runs from the noise of an approaching thunderstorm while a bat points out some characteristics of sound. In the second title, the feline plays with a ball as a friendly cricket points out the principles behind its motion. Without using scientific vocabulary, the author introduces the concepts of force, resistance, speed or pitch, volume, and proximity. Additional examples are incorporated into the respective story lines. A final spread provides a review of the scientific principles and suggests simple exploratory activities. The digitally produced, full-bleed artwork has muted tones and mostly flat shapes reminiscent of illustrations from the 1950s. Children will recognize themselves in Oscar in these discussion starters. For similar content but a more exuberant approach to motion, try Claire Llewellyn's And Everyone Shouted, "Pull! " (Picture Window, 2005).-Carol S. Surges, McKinley Elementary School, Wauwatosa, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763645120
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Series:
Start with Science Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
374,627
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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