Cover image for Me and my shadow
Title:
Me and my shadow
Author:
Dorros, Arthur.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Inc., [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm
Summary:
Explains what shadows are, how and when they exist, and how they reveal the size and shape of things around us.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
560 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 2.9 2 Quiz: 18731.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780590427722
Format :
Book

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Summary

Explains what shadows are, how and when they exist, and how they reveal the size and shape of things around us.


Author Notes

Arthur Dorros, an author and occasional illustrator, was born in Washington, D.C. on May 19, 1950. He attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. degree in 1972. He received his postgraduate teaching certification from Pacific Oaks College in 1979. He has worked odd jobs in his youth such as: builder, carpenter, drafter and photographer. He was a teacher for both elementary and junior high. He was the artist in residence for more than a dozen New York public schools while running programs in creative writing and bookmaking. Some of his children's books are written in both English and Spanish. He also writes books that deal with science and nature. Ant Cities and Feel the Wind were named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council and A Tree is Growing was named an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. He has received the Reading Rainbow Review book selections award for three of his books - Alligator Shoes, Ant Cities and Abuela.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3. From the shadows of children on the playground to the shadow of the moon during a solar eclipse, the subjects Dorros discusses and illustrates are done in an appealing, colorful, and consistently childlike way.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-- A look at shadows and how they are created. Readers learn how the sun makes shadows and how x-rays and sonograms, which use the same principles, are made. Integrated throughout the book are simple activities for children to do. The text is clear, specific, and to the point. Brightly hued watercolor and pencil illustrations have a breezy style much like that found in Aliki's books; they are presented in an attractive and eye-catching layout. There is scant recent material on this topic for preschool and primary-age children; this book should be well received by teachers looking for useful materials for science activities as well as by parents who are looking for answers to their young children's eternal ``Why?'' --Kay McPherson, Central Atlanta-Fulton Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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