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Pop!: A Book About Bubbles
     

Pop!: A Book About Bubbles

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Margaret Miller (Illustrator), Margaret Miller (Photographer)
 

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Bubbles

What are bubbles made of?

Why are they always round?

Read and find out about the science behind soap bubbles, and learn why bubbles always go POP!

Overview

Bubbles

What are bubbles made of?

Why are they always round?

Read and find out about the science behind soap bubbles, and learn why bubbles always go POP!

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus
What makes a bubble? Why does it pop? What makes it round? These and a dozen other questions are clearly explained in a brief, readable text in this "Let's-Read-And-Find-Out" Stage 1 science title. Bradley (Weaver's Daughter, 2000, etc.), a chemist and a mother of two enthusiastic bubble blowers, is right on target with questions and answers. Explaining that the air inside the soapy skin of a bubble doesn't push out more in one place or another, she effectively offers a mini-physics lesson. Moving on to demonstrate other liquids, she explains why some bubbles pop easier than others. Clear color photographs help to demonstrate each idea, using a racially mixed group of boys and girls blowing, popping, and examining big and little bubbles in various liquids. The author concludes with a recipe for making bubble solution and additional experiments with bubbles. Young readers (and their parents) will have a good time learning new science thanks to this playful offering. (Nonfiction. 5-8)
Children's Literature
What are bubbles made of? Why are they round? Why do they always pop? Investigate the basic science of bubbles with an author who has a degree in chemistry. Vivid photographs and clear, simple text introduce young children to science and help answer questions about one of childhood's greatest joys. Bubbles are simply air trapped inside liquid. They are round because the air inside pushes out evenly against the liquid skin. Bubbles eventually pop because their liquid skin dries out and shrinks, making them unable to hold all the air inside. After learning about bubbles and seeing so many pictures of colorfully captured bubbles, it may be the perfect time to make your own. To do so, follow the bubble solution recipe at the back of the book. You probably have the ingredients in your cupboard. Then you can try some of the experiments that follow. For example, if you make a square shaped wand, will you get square shaped bubbles? All young scientists should give it a try. Part of the "Let's Read-and-Find-out About Science" series. 2001, HarperCollins, $15.95, $15.89, and $4.95. Ages 3 to 6. Reviewer:Barbara Kennedy
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Bubbles here, bubbles there, bubbles, bubbles, bubbles everywhere-big ones, small ones, single ones, or in a stream. Some float gently, while some pop immediately. No matter what they are made of or how or where they are produced, they are always round, never square. A simple, accurate text that is also fun to read explains these facts. Delightful color photographs of charming children making bubbles and of bubbles floating freely reinforce and extend the text. Children will want to participate themselves to test the data. The book includes a page of experiments and a recipe for making a solution (which may need some adult help to prepare). This is science learning at its best.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
What makes a bubble? Why does it pop? What makes it round? These and a dozen other questions are clearly explained in a brief, readable text in this "Let's-Read-And-Find-Out" Stage 1 science title. Bradley (Weaver's Daughter, 2000, etc.), a chemist and a mother of two enthusiastic bubble blowers, is right on target with questions and answers. Explaining that the air inside the soapy skin of a bubble doesn't push out more in one place or another, she effectively offers a mini-physics lesson. Moving on to demonstrate other liquids, she explains why some bubbles pop easier than others. Clear color photographs help to demonstrate each idea, using a racially mixed group of boys and girls blowing, popping, and examining big and little bubbles in various liquids. The author concludes with a recipe for making bubble solution and additional experiments with bubbles. Young readers (and their parents) will have a good time learning new science thanks to this playful offering. (Nonfiction. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064452083
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
227,564
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the author of Energy Makes Things Happen and Pop!, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She has a degree in chemistry from Smith College and lives with her husband and two children in Bristol, Tennessee.

Margaret Miller is a freelance photographer who lives in New York city with her husband and two children. She is the author-photographers of many popular books for children, and the photographer for Ramona: Behind the Scenes of a Television Show, My Puppy Is born, and other books.

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