LET’S TRY IT OUT WITH TOWERS AND BRIDGES by Seymour Simon

LET’S TRY IT OUT WITH TOWERS AND BRIDGES

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Age Range: 5 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

For the future engineer, architect, or construction work, this latest in the Let’s Try It Out series may fuel her interest, or spark a new one. Various building, tower, and bridge designs familiar to children are introduced as readers explore the way they are constructed to withstand wind, snow, and rain. Activities emphasize the use of the scientific method and include making a wooden-block pyramid, a tower with clay foundation, and experimenting with arched or folded paper bridges. Beginning and end notes for parents, teachers, and caregivers provide creative suggestions in using the activities with young children. Cushman’s artwork is delightful, seamlessly illustrating both the building examples used in the text, and the children who are modeling the activities. The children are reminiscent of the Fisher-Price Little People, with their expressive, pudgy faces and their brightly colored clothing. They are also representative of several different cultures. A wonderful resource for encouraging imaginative and educational play in children. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-689-82923-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2003




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