Snow Is Falling

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Snow is falling. Snow is wonderful - for sledding, for skiing, and for building snowmen. But did you know that snow can actually keep things warm? Find out how snow helpf plants, animals, and people to survive. But when a blizzard blows, watch out! The snow that is so useful can be dangerous too.

Franklyn M. Branley and Holly Keller team up for a fun and colorful exploration of the world of snow, including experiments and activities for cold ...

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Snow is falling. Snow is wonderful - for sledding, for skiing, and for building snowmen. But did you know that snow can actually keep things warm? Find out how snow helpf plants, animals, and people to survive. But when a blizzard blows, watch out! The snow that is so useful can be dangerous too.

Franklyn M. Branley and Holly Keller team up for a fun and colorful exploration of the world of snow, including experiments and activities for cold winter days. A Let's Read and Find Out Science book, for Stage 1.

Author Biography: Franklyn M. Branley is the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the award-winning author of over 140 popular books for readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. Dr. Branley lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Describes snow's physical qualities and how quantities of it can be fun as well as dangerous.

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PreS-Gr 1-The most important changes in this revised edition are in the illustrations and format. The watercolors are fresher, more child oriented, and include youngsters of different ethnic backgrounds. There are even more snowflakes, evoking a much stronger feeling about the magic of snow. The attractive design includes larger pages and typeset and a cleaner, neater appearance. The text remains much the same, although the language has been updated (for example, "Eskimo" has been changed to "in the far north, people-") and some explanations are smoother and more easily understood, such as the thermometer experiment. Two additional experiments plus some Web sites have been appended. This book would work well in science units or thematic storytimes.-Kay Bowes, Concord Pike Library, Wilmington, DE Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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PreS-Gr 2 In this revision of the 1963 edition, Branley describes snowits characteristics, its usefulness to plants and animals, and the hazards it can cause. As the simple, direct text explains, the usefulness of snow far outweighs the disadvantages. This theme is carried out in Keller's charming full-color watercolor and ink illustrations that show children playing in, exploring, and discovering the marvels of snow. There are only minor variations in the text since the first edition. The major difference is in the all-new illustrations, which brighten and enliven the text. Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Va.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064450584
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1986
  • Series: Trophy Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Bk.
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.81 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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