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Out And About at the Theater
ISBN: 9781404822818
Author: Kemper, Bitsy/ Trover, Zachary (ILT)
Publisher: Picture Window Books
Published: August 2006
Retail: $26.65    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Who works in a theater? What is the green room? How do actors know where to stand on stage? Who controls the lights? Go on a guided tour of a theater to find out! Meet an actor and a director, see how the lighting works, hear the orchestra tune up, and watch as cast and crew get ready to perform.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Performing Arts | Theater
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Careers
Library of Congress Subjects:
Theater; Juvenile literature.
School field trips.
Dewey: 792
LCCN: 2006003559
Lexile Measure: 710
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Field Trips
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 10.50" H x 10.25" L x 0.50" W
Bargain Category: Picture Books, Early Elementary, Art/Music
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 March)

Gr 2–4— Each book opens with a series of basic questions a class will answer during the field trip that follows. For example, Baseball focuses on the size and capacity of the stadium and includes a tour of the clubhouse, training room, and press box. The students meet various workers, such as trainers and groundskeepers and a bat boy and bat girl. In the press box, they see "the microphone where the radio announcer describes the game and tells people at home what's happening." Each book adheres closely to its formula, including a simple activity and a few "fun facts" in the back matter. The language is carefully limited to the simplest vocabulary, and it borders on oversimplification. The generic introductions fail to add context or perspective to the subjects. The design is clear, but the digitally rendered, color cartoon illustrations are awkward and add little. These titles have been crafted to the needs of primary-grade readers, but there are many better choices on these topics.—Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA

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