MOON by Steve Tomecek


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Age Range: 5 - 9
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The latest in the Jump Into Science series is another thumbs up for the author as well as for future space walkers. Tomecek explains the major misconceptions and confusing actions of our moon in easy-to-understand language coupled with an adorable cat and lightning bug that illustrate the concepts. What is the moon made of? What causes the “man in the moon” illusion? Why does the moon seem to change shape? The answers to these questions will change the way young readers gaze up at the sky, and make them want to leave their footprints on the moon just as Neil Armstrong did back in 1969. A follow-up activity will have experimenters dropping differently sized pebbles into a pan of flour to model the way that craters form the dark spots we see on the moon’s surface. The vibrantly colored illustrations are simply detailed in order to focus the reader’s attention. A great in-depth look at how the moon’s features formed and a starting place to understanding the changing shape of the moon. (Nonfiction. 5-9)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-7922-5123-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: National Geographic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2005


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