The Shocking Truth About Energy

32p. 978-0-82342-220-3.
Gr 2-5 Another fun and informative offering from Leedy. Lightning-bolt-shaped "Erg" takes readers on a fast-paced journey, explaining what energy is, its various forms, how they are generated, and the "good news" and "bad news" about each one. The author discusses global warming and concludes with four pages of practical energy-saving suggestions for children to implement. The watercolor and Adobe Photoshop illustrations feature cheerful and appealing anthropomorphized appliances. Numerous diagrams help clarify the text, and the chatty little asides uttered by toasters, hair dryers, computers, etc., are amusing. Back matter includes a question-and-answer section dealing with issues such as "What's wrong with bottled water?" and "Is it really turned OFF?," as well as Web links and a final page called "More Bad News About Fossil Fuels." A welcome addition on an important subject."Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ" Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc.
Erg, an energy bolt, escorts readers on a tour of all types of energy, from muscle power to nuclear energy. The book's crowded and confusing layout makes it difficult to navigate the spreads, but the text is well researched and covers the pros and cons of different power sources. Back matter provides additional information, including "More Bad News About Fossil Fuels." Websites.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing