On the same day in March...Polar bears ride on Artic ice.People in French cafes turn up their faces to the sun. Hailstones roll over Indian hillsides. Rain makes a river in Kenya.
On the same day that it's icy cold in the Artic, it's foggy in Louisiana, sunny in Barbados, and blowing wild winds called willy-willies in Austrailia. In this poetic exploration of longitude and weather, with bright and detailed paintings of seventeen different places, Marilyn Singer and Frane Lessac show us what's happening from the poles to the equator all on the same day in March.
Top 10 Science Books for Children 2000 (Booklist) and Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council
About the Author
Marilyn Singer has written over fifty books for young readers, including poetry, fairy tales, mysteries, and young adult novels. Marilyn and her husband, Steve Aronson, live in Brooklyn, New York, where the weather in March is sometimes stormy and cold and sometimes warm and sunny.
Frané Lessac is an American who has traveled all over the world. She now lives in Fremantle, Australia, but always looks forward to visiting Texas with her family. To bring the Lone Star State to life with gouache paints, Frané did extensive research using a video camera, a still camera, and actual and virtual tours. She is the illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z, both by Laura Krauss Melmed.
Read an Excerpt
In Northern Kenya
The rains come,
And all in one day,
They leave the gift of a river.
Before the sun shines
And, all in one day,
Takes the river away.
On the same day in March ...
On the Same Day in March. Copyright © by Marilyn Singer. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a great idea for a book! Start at the North Pole and work your way down the globe, describing different weather on the same day. Many of Singer's vignettes in different locations stand alone as poems, but taken as a whole they open up the world to students and encourage them to put their tiny place of the world in the context of the whole planet. I would bring a globe and a flashlight out after reading this book to start discussing the relationship between Earth, the sun and our weather and seasons.
Use this book with a globe to really help your child understand seasonal changes and how one day can be so different in the many parts of our world.