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I Fall Down
     

I Fall Down

by Vicki Cobb, Julia Gorton (Illustrator)
 

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What happens when you trip or when you drop a ball?

When something falls, which way does it fall?

Down,
down,
down!

Do you know what makes things fall? Renowned science author Vicki Cobb explains the weighty subject of gracity with such ease that even the youngest kids will understand. Follow this book with a child

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What happens when you trip or when you drop a ball?

When something falls, which way does it fall?

Down,
down,
down!

Do you know what makes things fall? Renowned science author Vicki Cobb explains the weighty subject of gracity with such ease that even the youngest kids will understand. Follow this book with a child who loves to play. Have lots of dropping races. Together you'll learn how much fun falling for science can be.

Exciting hands on activities and irresistible illustrations by Julia Gorton make Science Play a perfect way to learn about science...just for the fun of it!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This book is evidence that Vicki Cobb's books are not just for homework-laden middle-school students scrambling for a Science Fair project. Here is a title for even preschoolers curious about why they fall down, or why anything falls that does not overwhelm with verbose scientific jargon. Besides being an informative work on gravity, it also presents easy experiments for hands-on activities. An item list is included on a preface page, but everyone is encouraged to augment those supplies with creative variations and items found at home. Simple, uncomplicated illustrations on mostly white backgrounds add to the ease of describing this subject—a feature everyone will appreciate. The "star" of this book, a young freckle-faced lad, appears to have fallen down more than his fair share of times, due to the amount of band-aids he sports! The final page will hopefully send a message to out elementary school children that it is okay to step on a scale and be happy with whatever number appears. Both boys and girls will find this book attractive, as the illustrations are fresh, bright and modern. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 5.
—Elizabeth Young

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688178420
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/26/2004
Series:
Science Play Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
97,643
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Vicki Cobb is the author of many award-winning science books for young people. With degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University Teachers College, Vicki enjoyed an early career as a science teacher. She now devotes all her time to writing and speaking to teachers, children, and librarians all over the country. She frequently writes for the Huffington Post and is also the founder and president of iNK Think Tank, an organization dedicated to getting high-quality nonfiction books into classrooms. To find out what recent science experiment Vicki has been cooking up, visit her online at www.vickicobb.com. 

Julia Gorton has loved to get wet since her days as a teenage member of the Aquaettes. A local synchronized swim team. She is still passionate about water and is working to get a community pool built.

For a decade she has been delighting children with her inspired illustrations and dazzling designs. Her work can be found in the Science Play book I See Myself by Vicki Cobb, the MathStart book Super Sandcastle Saturday by Stuart J. Murphy, and Ten Rosy Roses, by Eve Merriam. Julia Gorton lives in a sprinklerfilled community in New Jersey with her husband, author-illustrator Daniel Kirk, and their three children, who splish and splash all around the town.

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