Cover image for Our earth
Title:
Our earth
Author:
Rockwell, Anne F.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Silver Whistle/Harcourt Brace, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
23 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A simple introduction to geography which explains such things as how the earth was shaped, how islands are born from volcanoes, and how gushing springs affect rivers.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
580 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 51319.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 28102 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780152016791
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library G133 .R63 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Searching...
Angola Public Library G133 .R63 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Eggertsville-Snyder Library G133 .R63 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Kenmore Library G133 .R63 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Williamsville Library G133 .R63 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Audubon Library G133 .R63 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

From frozen polar ice caps to steamy tropical rain forests, the earth is home to all kinds of plants and animals. Earth has steep mountains, green valleys, rushing rivers, and deep canyons. It has dark caves, sandy deserts, and brilliant coral reefs. Gentle, rhythmic text introduces earth science concepts, while bright illustrations transport readers to exotic natural habitats.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. Rockwell takes on an ambitious project as she introduces the earth to young children. Although the illustrations succeed in suggesting the variety of physical features and landscapes on the earth, the text is a mundane accompaniment. The subject is so large and complex that writers attempting to express it in a picture book must chart a course between two hazards: telling too much and losing the audience, or telling too little and sounding simplistic. Rockwell veers toward the latter, and the result is a sentence like this: "Some islands are coral reefs that grow and grow until they poke above the water, and birds bring seeds to them." Children who have no idea what coral is, how or why birds bring seeds to the coral, or what seeds have to do with making an island will need further interpretation. However, the watercolor-and-gouache illustrations are very accessible. The pictures should provoke questions; parents and teachers can use the answers to provide kids with more information. Useful for many library collections. Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

PreS-The statement "Our earth is where I live" appears under a picture of a suburban home with dandelions on the lawn. On the opposite page, a picture of the planet is labeled, "It is a big, round globe." So begins this first look at the development of the earth and its geographic components. Simple sentences state very basic information about the North and South Poles, how an island is born, the path water takes to the sea, hot deserts, damp caves, high mountains, and tropical forests. Grasslands are not included. The watercolor-and-gouache illustrations are colorful, in Rockwell's typical flat, uncomplicated style. The pictures extend the text with appropriate details-an ocean teeming with brightly colored coral and fish, a tranquil cow pasture with rock walls and a red barn, lizards in the desert, and bats in a cave. After such an introduction, preschoolers can move on to Jack Knowlton's Geography from A to Z (Crowell, 1988).-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Google Preview