The Moon Seems to Changeby Franklyn Mansfield Branley, Helen Borten (Illustrator)
Because the moon revolves around Earth, it seems to grow and shrink. Children can read about the phenomena of the moon's phases and with an experiment using an orange, a pencil, and a flashlight, they can see why the moon looks different at different times of the month. 'A welcome addition to science collections for young children.' SLJ.
Author Biography: Franklyn M. Branley is the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the award-winning author of over 140 popular books for readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. Dr. Branley lives in Brunswick, Maine.
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Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.
Ed Emberley has written and illustrated over 60 children's books, including the Drawing Book series. He and his wife, Barbara Emberley, have collaborated on several books, most notably Drummer Hoff, winner of the 1968 Caldecott Medal.
Mr. and Mrs. Emberley have illustrated several other Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science books. They live in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
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This book is a great resource for understanding the phases of the moon See below for information on a more poetic approach to stimulate interest in these changes.