Monday, November 12, 2012

283. What Makes Day and Night by Franklyn M. Branley


What Makes Day and Night by Franklyn M. Branley. Pictures by Helen Borten  (US) - (Canada)
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book

Pages: 33
Ages: 6+
Finished: Sep. 22, 2012
First Published: 1961
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell
Genre: children, nonfiction, easy reader
Rating: 3/5





First sentence: "You live on the planet earth."

Publisher's Summary:  none available


Acquired: Chances are I picked this up at a thrift shop.  I'm very fond of this series, especially Branley's own books.

Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his non-fiction reader.

This book is still in print but has been completely revised and is not the same as the old edition we have here.  A simple, easy-to-read introduction to the earth's shape and how it revolves to create night and day, sunsets and sunrises.  An experiment with a lamp is used to further illustrate the process.  This book was fairly easy for ds to read and gave him a chance to practice reading using a conversational voice.  He also knew the information and it caused him to initiate dialogue to expand upon the basic observations and impart his own knowledge.  I love this series of books; they are excellent easy readers in the science field and Branley is a good, interesting writer of non-fiction material.  Branley was the originator of the series.

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