×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

This Place Is Cold
     

This Place Is Cold

by Vicki Cobb, Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator)
 

See All Formats & Editions

Focuses on the land, animals, plants, and climate of Alaska, presenting it as an example of a place where it is so cold your hair can freeze and break off.

Overview

Focuses on the land, animals, plants, and climate of Alaska, presenting it as an example of a place where it is so cold your hair can freeze and break off.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
These inaugural titles of the Imagine Living Here series offer a colorful display of facts designed to pique readers' interests. In the first title, author and illustrator visit the Sonoran Desert in Arizona to show how various plants, animals and people have adapted to the heat and aridity. An explanation of how Phoenix was established offers historical facts alongside natural science. Cold shows how people and beasts survive ferocious cold, and includes discussions on the tundra and permafrost, and on how animals such as polar bears keep their wet fur from freezing. Oddly enough, there are more people depicted in this second work, although that may not indicate that one region is more populous than the other. One design element makes the work less accessible: the long, information-packed paragraphs look dense. Lavallee's buoyant watercolors are generally pleasant, but she depicts each face, desert cowboy's or Eskimo's, as half-light and half-dark. That seems like an artistic conceit, and may confuse issues of race rather than negate them. Ages 7-9. (Mar.)
From the Publisher

“Boldly decorative, full-color paintings and cheerful, informative text introduce the adaptations necessary to cope with two diverse environments.” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802768520
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
03/12/1996
Series:
Imagine Living Here Ser.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews