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Navy Submarines in Action

Navy Submarines in Action

by Kay Jackson

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School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—The only word to describe these volumes is simplistic. Students who are old enough to be interested in these topics are likely to have the vocabulary to accompany the subject. Jackson does not use words like "injured," "convoy," or "protect," but employs "hurt," "group of ships," and "keep people safe," instead. In describing a tank's armor, "ceramics" is defined as "Matter that is heated until it hardens." Planes implies that the Air Force manufactures its own vehicles and proclaims that, "A fighter plane is made to fight in the air." In this computerized age, does the captain actually use a wheel to steer the ship? In Navy Ships, the discussion of the takeoff/landing frequency on aircraft carriers contradicts itself. All of the titles annoyingly refer to weapons and other armament as tools and suffer from sloppy wording. The full-page color photos facing each page of text cannot salvage these books. Some of the captions are reminiscent of those found in 1950s primers. The above-mentioned items, along with other oversimplifications and omissions, prevent these titles from being even marginal purchases.—Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS

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Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
Amazing Military Vehicles Series
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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