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Smithsonian Discover: Earth

Smithsonian Discover: Earth

Spring 2015 Doing & Learning
Ages: 8 & Up
Author: Dorothea DePrisco
ISBN: 978-1-62686-163-3
Hardcover Price: $16.95

Simple is good in a technological age when visual imagery bombards us from multiple devices. Discover Earth is a basic and "interactive" 64-page book that uses clear graphics to present the facts about our planet. Photos of weather events and animals have frames, and arrows point to geographic locations where they are commonly found. The book contains bonuses: a double-sided poster, science flash cards, and an easy-to-assemble 3D globe. Glue is needed for the globe, and an adult may have to help younger children. Press flaps together firmly, reinforce with tape, discuss, and enjoy.

Mary Hollowell   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Mary Hollowell is a parent, a science teacher, and a naturalist. She lives in Peachtree City, Georgia.

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