Shapes in the Sky: A Book about Clouds

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Light and fluffy or dark and heavy. Clouds come in all shapes and sizes. Learn their different names -- and more -- in this book about clouds.
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Light and fluffy or dark and heavy. Clouds come in all shapes and sizes. Learn their different names -- and more -- in this book about clouds.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
For the young reader who is curious about clouds and is beginning to master some more difficult vocabulary words-cirrus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus, for instance-there is a wealth of information to be found in just 24 pages. This is a picture book with large print and not too many words to a page, yet it is also one that is devoted to imparting some pretty hefty scientific facts about the study of Earth science and, more specifically, climatology. As part of the "Amazing Science" series, this edition compliments others written about wind, snow, sunshine, and lightning. Available in library binding, it will be a welcome addition for a PreK to third-grade science curriculum. The author has filled the book with delicious images; clouds "sail above the trees like scoops of vanilla ice cream," pile up "like heaps of whipped cream," and sometimes "look as wispy as feathers." All illustrations in the book were rendered digitally, and the effect is to create images that sometimes look like clouds and sometimes do not. The final pages are densely packed with information, which includes a recipe for making a cloud of one's own, fast facts about clouds, a glossary, index, and a list of other source materials on the subject. 2004, Picture Window Books, Ages 4 to 9.
— Susan Schott Karr
Library Journal
Gr 1-3-In clear, lyrical language, these imaginative series titles present basic facts about their respective subjects. Following a descriptive introduction, short chapters contain one scientific concept per spread. Shapes briefly discusses how a cloud is formed, as well as the characteristics of the four major types. The second title describes the water cycle, the benefits and dangers of rainfall, and its role in different climates. In both presentations, Sherman uses vivid metaphors and similes, comparing clouds to scoops of ice cream and rainy streets to mirrors. Supplemental facts, lists of additional resources, sample experiments, and related Web pages will further assist young researchers in their understanding. Both titles are illustrated with softly colored, digitally created geometric pictures that complement the gracefully written prose. These books can be used with Tomie dePaola's The Cloud Book (Holiday, 1975) and Franklyn M. Branley's Down Comes the Rain (HarperCollins, 1997).-Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404800977
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Amazing Science: Weather Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Josepha Sherman has written more than 80 books. She has written about everything from fantasy to folklore. She is the winner of the prestigious Compton Crook Award for best fantasy novel.

When she’s not writing, Josepha likes to travel and spend time with horses. She lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

What Makes a Cloud? 7
Cumulus Clouds 10
Cumulonimbus Clouds 12
Stratus Clouds 15
Cirrus Clouds 16
Cloudy Days, Cloudy Nights 18
All the Clouds in the Sky 20
You Can Make a Cloud 22
Fast Facts 23
Glossary 23
To Learn More 24
Index 24
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