Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? [NOOK Book]

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There are trillions of stars in the universe, but we rely on our sun to provide (or contribute to) most of what we need to survive and thrive: heat, light, plants, animals, wind, and water. Complete with fun, cartoon illustrations, Robert Wells’s new book gives kids plenty of information about our sun in an easy-to-read-and-digest format. By focusing on the needs of an elephant, Wells makes clear just how important the sun is to life on Earth.


“In Wells’s latest exploration of ...

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Overview

There are trillions of stars in the universe, but we rely on our sun to provide (or contribute to) most of what we need to survive and thrive: heat, light, plants, animals, wind, and water. Complete with fun, cartoon illustrations, Robert Wells’s new book gives kids plenty of information about our sun in an easy-to-read-and-digest format. By focusing on the needs of an elephant, Wells makes clear just how important the sun is to life on Earth.


“In Wells’s latest exploration of the natural world, he makes his complicated topic appealing with ink-and-acrylic illustrations showing both elephants and baboons among plants and trees, looking sadly at a dried-up water hole, cavorting in the rain, standing on a seesaw, even investigating a wind turbine. . . . This is an easy, solid introduction.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Wells’ picture books have been all about expanding young children’s horizons. His new book, on the sun, provides an approachable introduction to the subject while laying the groundwork for understanding topics (gravity, nuclear fusion) that students will tackle in later years. . . . This title offers an appealing introduction to the sun, as well as a solid stepping-stone toward scientific literacy.” —Booklist, starred review
 
“An appealing, easy-to-understand format. Pen and acrylic cartoon illustrations and simple diagrams strongly support and enhance the text. Information is factual and up-to-date. . . . Wells has found a unique way to teach some otherwise difficult concepts. . . . Overall, this is an excellent resource for budding young scientists.” —School Library Journal
 
“Kid-friendly and fun, this new science book would be a nice addition to your natural science collection. Wells uses brightly colored illustrations and bold quirky fonts to share insight into the processes of photosynthesis and the water cycle. . . . Wells does a fantastic job at illustrating how things in nature are interconnected and how things depend on one another for survival.” —Library Media Connection


Robert E. Wells is the author and illustrator of many intriguing and award-winning science books for children, including Can You Count to a Googol? and Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? He lives with his wife in Washington.
 
 
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497635708
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Wells of Knowledge Science Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Edition description: Digital Original
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert E. Wells is the author and illustrator of many intriguing and award-winning science books for children, including Can You Count to a Googol? and Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? He lives with his wife in Washington.
 
 
 
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  • Posted April 30, 2013

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    WHY DO ELEPHANTS NEED THE SUN? by Robert E. Wells is another in

    WHY DO ELEPHANTS NEED THE SUN? by Robert E. Wells is another interesting Children's books/Science. Age range: 7-9 years/Grades: 2-4. Common Core Standard Teachers Guide. What an exciting and appealing introduction to the sun,its purpose,and scientific information. From Photosynthesis, to water cycle, to the sun itself,is just a few things discussed in this title. Another Standard Core for teachers. Not only educational but a fun learning tool for teachers and parents alike. A great way to learn of the sun and its purposes. The illustrations are awesome too. Received for an honest review from the publishers.
    RATING: 4
    HEAT RATING: NONE(CHILDREN'S BOOKS)
    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews

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