Oscar and the Moth: A Book About Light and Darkby Geoff Waring
As Oscar the kitten watches the sun set one evening, he has lots of questions about light and dark. Who better than Moth to help out? Moth shows how sources of light are as different as the/b>
A first science book that introduce young readers to core science concepts through fresh, graphic illustrations, engaging stories, and supplemental activity suggestions.
As Oscar the kitten watches the sun set one evening, he has lots of questions about light and dark. Who better than Moth to help out? Moth shows how sources of light are as different as the sun, stars, fireflies, streetlights, and airplanes, and also explains how shadows are made and why darkness comes at night. Includes lesson summaries!
K-Gr 2- Oscar, an inquisitive young cat, has all kinds of questions about the world around him, but he gets his information from rather unlikely sources. In the first book, Frog explains how tadpoles grow into frogs, and that many creatures lay eggs to produce their young. Then he moves on to plants and the production of seeds. Finally, there are creatures like Oscar, he explains, who come from their mothers. Next, a moth tells him how the Earth spins, creating day and night. She explains how light is warm, that days are always warmer than nights. She explains why stars are only visible at night and how some animals, like fireflies, make their own light. Then she tells him how shadows are made. Waring offers up a lot of information in these books, and each one includes a summary of the concepts on the last spread. The illustrations, done in a cartoon style, were digitally created and colored in flat tones. These starter books might send children off in search of more detailed information. Adequate, but nothing special.-Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MICopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Meet the Author
Geoff Waring has worked as a graphic designer and is the author-illustrator of BLACK MEETS WHITE. He says that the Oscar books are based on his own cat, Oskar. He lives in London.
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