What's Alive? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)-Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Nadine Bernard Westcott

  • Title: What's Alive? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
  • Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Nadine Bernard Westcott
  • Released: 1995-08-18
  • Language:
  • Pages: 32
  • ISBN: 0064451321
  • ISBN13: 978-0064451321
  • ASIN: 0064451321


From School Library Journal PreSchool-Grade 2?A simple and direct concept book that enables children to differentiate between living and inanimate things. Reader involvement is assured by a question-and-answer introduction that asks youngsters to consider how they are like a cat, a flower, or a bird. She urges children to draw pictures of everything they see on a walk and then to sort them into living and nonliving groups. Death is presented as part of life. Wescott's characteristically cheerful and lively illustrations depict a girl involved in a variety of activities, with interested cats and dog looking on. Their activity contrasts with the girl's doll, which is also present but can't move or express itself. A solid addition for classrooms and recreational reading.?Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Ages 5^-7. Part of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, this uses simple words and pictures to introduce basic concepts of classification in biology. "Are you like a cat?" The immediacy of the questions and answers makes the child look closely at ordinary things, how they are the same and how they are different. Then the ideas get more complex ("like a flower and a tree, you are growing" ), and finally, the division is into living and nonliving things, with living things divided into plants and animals. The concepts aren't easy, and children will need to talk about them a lot. It helps that Zoehfeld keeps coming back to ideas in different ways and that Westcott's clear, cheerful line-and-color illustrations invite attention and help sort things out. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. pdf
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