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How Toys Spin

How Toys Spin

by Helen Whittaker

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
Spinning toys exist in many different forms including tops, pinwheels, and even merry-go-rounds and can explain the physical science behind how they continue rotating using force. Some of these toys can even do a variety of tricks such as walk the dog like the yoyo, which depends on gravity to move. While the front of the book clarifies the technical terms and utilizes basic sentence structure and text, the back provides a practical experiment to demonstrate the real life application of force. Colorful pictures and diagrams allow the reader to feel completely immersed into the scientific knowledge of how friction and gravity play a key role in making toys spin. On page 30, a detailed graph offers a visional aid to simplify the actual break down. Bold-face print shows vocabulary words found in the glossary next to the index at the back of the book. This book is part of the "Toys and Forces" series. Reviewer: Julia Beiker
Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
The types and pressures of drugs are different for young people today than it was for their parents or grandparents. Students want to know about drugs because there is a big draw of the unknown and they may know people who have tried different drugs. This book addresses many questions that a young mind might think of but be afraid to ask. Young people many not have realized that they have been taking drugs since they were little in the form of medicinal drugs. Many students see other students using EpiPens and asthma inhalants and wonder what they are for. Legal and illegal, as well as performance enhancing drugs are discussed with the warning that even legal drugs can become habit forming. The reader will learn that the drug in tobacco is the most addictive drug known and one person around the world dies from a smoking related cause every 6.5 seconds and that marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the world. There are no platitudes. The book is strong on facts with real life stories and simple factoids or tips to handle peer pressure. Part of the "Healthy Lifestyles" series. Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell

Product Details

Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
Toys and Forces Series
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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