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Title:
I see myself
Author:
Cobb, Vicki.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperCollins Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
Renowned science author Vicki Cobb illuminates the scientific principles of light and reflection in a way that even the youngest kids can understand.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 500 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 61666.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 1 Quiz: 61238.
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ISBN:
9780688178369

9780688178376
Format :
Book

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Summary

Look in a mirror. Who do you see? Your very own self, that's who!

Now look in a shiny doorknob or in a puddle. Can you see yourself in them?

How about in the pages of this book?

You might not see yourself, but you will feel yourself getting smarter as you begin to understand how and why you can see yourself. Renowned science author Vicki Cobb illuminates the scientific principles of light and reflection in a way that even the youngest kids can understand. Follow this book with a young child who loves to play, and see the light in a whole new way.

Discover science, and the world will never look the same.

Fun hands-on activities and irresistible illustrations by Julia Gorton makethis book a perfect excuse to learn about science . . . just for the fun of it!


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS.^-Gr.2. Cobb takes a fresh approach to science for young children in the Science Play series. Each book introduces a single, simple concept through words, pictures, and experimentation (or as the series title would have it, "play"). Indeed, Cobb encourages adults reading the book aloud to put the book aside whenever an activity is suggested and let the child explore and discover before continuing reading. The bold graphics feature strong, simplified forms, colors, and patterns as well as the creative use of typography to represent, say, the path of a bouncing beam of light or the shape of a drop of water dripping from a faucet. In I Get Wet, a boy learns some of the properties of water through pouring it into different containers, observing it drip and flow, and trying to absorb it with waxed paper and paper toweling. I See Myself features a girl who finds out a little about vision, light, and reflection by playing with a mirror, a flashlight, and a bouncing ball. The crisp, upbeat look of the digital illustrations contrasts sharply with the often posed and tired-looking photographs routinely used in books of science experiments for young children. This playful approach reflects the enthusiastic tone in Cobb's text, which encourages children to discover for themselves the properties of water and light. An eye-opening debut for a promising series. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Two basic concept books, one about the fluidity of water (Wet), and the other about the reflection of light (See). The initial page in each title is essentially the same, and Cobb suggests that adults should read this "Note to the Reader" in order to use each work to its best advantage. She advises that children listen to the text and stop to perform the simple experiments before reading continues. The equipment needed is readily available, and experiments are simple enough that youngsters can feel proud to have accomplished the tasks by themselves. Colorful illustrations, which appear to be generated by computer, range from visually appealing and clever to just plain boring. The text line can bounce off at an angle as in reflecting light or form the shape of a drop of water. Useful introductions for preschool science.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.