SERIES MADE SIMPLE

How Do You Know It's Fall?

. 978-0-531-29946-3. ea vol: 32p. (Rookie Read-About Science: Seasons Series). glossary. index. photos. websites. Children's Press. 2013. lib. ed. $23; pap. $5.95.
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PreS-Gr 2—Herrington explores seasonal changes in weather, plant and animal life, and people's activities. Spreads consist of a few simple sentences, plus a fact box and/or caption opposite full-page color photos. The titles introduce concepts such as animal migration and hibernation, although only Spring notes that seasons in northern and southern hemispheres are opposite. Most of the stock photos are adequate. Some fall colors are garish, and people can look more posed than spontaneous. Each book includes a brief picture glossary and instructions for a simple science activity, such as making a sun print or rain gauge with adult help. Suggestions to take a nature walk or start a science journal encourage readers to continue observing seasonal signs. Accompanying publisher websites offer articles and web links from Grolier Online.

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