A good introduction to someone whose influence can be seen and felt to this day but it definitely left me wanting more.
If the gorgeous illustrations doesn’t make you want to browse this book, I don’t know what will. The story of the male emu who guards the eggs and protects and raises the chicks until they’re old enough is complimented with facts throughout the book.
Science has never been as fun as this book with its story of Ben Franklin trying to uncover why people in France have been acting peculiar after meeting a certain Dr. Mesmer. Only the scientific method can reveal the answer. The visual presentation and the illustrations are fun.
I was avoiding this book for the longest time since I thought it was going to be a cute-sy book about a cat. (I don’t like animals.) Even though it was, it was also about nature, which I don’t particularly like either. What is rain? Which animals and insects like the rain? These and other questions are answered side by side with the story (told in verse) of a girl looking for her pet cat. Classroom activities are included in the back. I enjoy any book that can mix fun with facts.
This is a look in what a typical day looks like for sixteen panda cubs at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at the Wolong Nature Preserve. Simple texts with accompanying photographs- and its cute subjects- will make this a fun read. Possible discussions might include endangered and threatened species and what we can do to save them.