Our Moonby Joanne Mattern
It's a dry, dusty desert. But it's the only space object humans have ever walked on. Get an up-close look at the moon that orbits Earth.
Children's Literature - Susan BorgesAn excellent factual text for elementary school-aged children, this volume in the "Fact Finder" series is carefully written and designed to help students consider what they already know about the moon while learning important and interesting information that goes beyond their own personal experiences and content knowledge. The text is well organized into four chapters with titles that clearly indicate what type of information will be shared, such as Earth's Neighbor and The Moon from Earth. Within each chapter the author uses clear language with a conversational tone. Technical, content specific vocabulary is explained in the text by the use of highlighting as well as inset captions containing vocabulary definitions. The well written text of interesting and detailed factual information about the moon is supported and extended by wonderful illustrations, graphics, photographs, and important captions. In addition to the supportive text features on every page of this attractive text, there is a glossary, an index, a suggested reading list, and suggested websites on the last four pages of the text. This attractive and interesting book about the moon provides such a rich reading experience for students that they will be inspired to read the other titles in this wonderful six book series about the solar system and beyond. Reviewer: Susan Borges
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