by Valerie Bodden

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Children's Literature - Leona Illig
This book is a welcome addition to the early education science curriculum. As part of "Our Wonderful Weather" series, this book explains, in elementary terms, what snow is and how it forms. One of the most stunning photographs is that of a snowflake less than half an inch across, which will delight young readers. The book explains the role of meteorologists, who try to predict the path of a snowstorm with the aid of radar and satellites. The book points out, however, that scientists only need a ruler to measure how much snow has fallen. At the end of the book there is a simple experiment, using some common kitchen utensils, which youngsters can perform to demonstrate how ice, liquid, and vapor form. Explanations of complex scientific concepts are avoided, since the book is aimed at first grade students. The book contains five short chapters with minimal text and large photographs, and, because of this, the book resembles a picture book, at least in format. One of the benefits of reading all of the books in the "Wonderful Weather" series is the repetition of words and sentences, which will help beginning readers. At the back of the book are a glossary, a list of books for additional reading, a list of web sites, and an index. Parents and teachers should be advised that the book does contain short descriptions and photographs of snowstorms (such as the "Blizzard of the Century" in the eastern U.S. and Canada in 1993) that resulted in death and destruction. Adults should be prepared to answer questions young children may have regarding the loss of life and property. Reviewer: Leona Illig

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Creative Company, The
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Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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