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Sleep Is for Everyone (Let's-Read-and-Find-out Science Series)
     

Sleep Is for Everyone (Let's-Read-and-Find-out Science Series)

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by Paul Showers, Wendy Watson (Illustrator)
 

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Why do you get sleepy?

When you feel tired, your body is telling you that it needs a rest. Everyone needs sleep. Babies need lots of sleep. Grown-ups need less. But no one can go without sleep for long. A team of scientists stayed awake for as long as they could to see what could happen. Read and find out some wide-eyed facts about the science of shut-eye.

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Why do you get sleepy?

When you feel tired, your body is telling you that it needs a rest. Everyone needs sleep. Babies need lots of sleep. Grown-ups need less. But no one can go without sleep for long. A team of scientists stayed awake for as long as they could to see what could happen. Read and find out some wide-eyed facts about the science of shut-eye.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
This introduction to sleep is a welcome addition to the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out" series that brings basic science concepts to very young children. It talks about how animals sleep, why people need sleep, and what happens when people don't get the sleep they need. It's nonfiction, but could easily be used as a bedtime story book since the book concludes with descriptions of how to relax and get ready for sleep. While the text is twenty-five years old, the brilliant collage illustrations are brand-spanking new and as refreshing as a good night's sleep. Level 1 in the series.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2A basic look at a necessary activity. Showers describes the sleeping positions of several animals and asks readers to think about their own positions (standing up or lying down) while they sleep. The different amounts of sleep required by humans of various ages are indicated from infant through adult. Comparisons are made between the arms and legs, which can be rested during the day, and the brain, which requires sleep in order to relax. The book briefly shows how sleep deprivation affected a group of scientists, and points out similar responses such as lack of concentration in overtired children or parents. The final pages describe what its like to fall asleep. The bright cut-paper cartoons feature people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and genders, set against both daylight and nighttime scenes. This is a thoughtful place to begin learning about bodily processes or perhaps for parents needing help dealing with bedtime and its importance.Marsha McGrath, Clearwater Public Library, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064451413
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
368,848
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.07(d)
Lexile:
AD480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Showers wrote twenty books for the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including favorites such as What Happens to a Hamburger? and Where Does the Garbage Go? Mr. Showers worked on the Detroit Free Press, the New York Herald Tribune, and for thirty years, the Sunday New York Times.

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