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Tell Me Why the Earth Is Like a Jigsaw Puzzle
ISBN: 9780753471098
Author: Kingfisher Editors (COR)
Publisher: Kingfisher
Published: July 2013
Retail: $7.99    OUR PRICE: $1.99
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Binding Type: Paperback

Bizarre, confusing or just plain strange things happen in the world around us all the time. Each title in the Tell Me Why... series delves into some of the great and quirky mysteries of everyday life, and tries to uncover them one topic at a time. By combining the world of science and scientific research with bright, dynamic artwork each book in the Tell Me Why series helps young readers make sense of the baffling queries in their curious minds.

Why is Earth round? Why is the sky Blue? Children are filled with all kinds of questions about the world around them, and they are always looking for answers. With engaging text and eye-catching pictures, Tell Me Why The Earth is Like a Jigsaw Puzzle by the editors of Kingfisher answers these (and many more) often-asked questions about our great planet that fill the minds of curious readers everywhere.

Additional Information
Target Grade: 2-3
Grade level: 2-3
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 8.75" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Science, Non-Fiction, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): 2nd, 3rd
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2013 November)

PreS-Gr 2—Bright cartoon illustrations introduce readers to facts about Planet Earth and its animals. Although the images add humor, such as a frog adjusting the satellite dish on his tree house or a shark steamrolling fish to turn them into flatfish, the pictures do little to enhance the texts and detract from the real-life photographs. All photographs are placed over the illustrations on yellow Post-it note images and are so small that details like the Komodo dragon's forked tongue are not visible. The pictures may also be misleading to some childen, such as the one showing a cheetah racing a panda, a shark, and a whale. At times, the author creates her own compound words like "supersticky" and "superhot." These titles fall short in comparison to the "Tell Me Why, Tell Me How" series (Marshall Cavendish), which includes photographic images, suggested kid-friendly activities, and lists of books and websites for additional information.—Meaghan Darling, Plainsboro Public Library, NJ

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