series of short fact and exercise books aimed at younger children (K-2+). Released 23rd July 2019 by Quarto on their Ivy Kids imprint, it's 48 pages and available in paperback format.
Very well done book, and an interesting and worthwhile series. I've been touting STE(A)M
education for decades. This book is engaging and colorful. Facts are
presented in context with color gouache paintings on each double page.
Relevant information is presented in sidebars. The included STEAM
activities are also presented in sidebars at the bottom of the pages.
Possibly worth noting, the book uses British spellings: 'clingfilm',
'kilometres', etc. The instances are few, and clear in context, so it's
not a problem, but probably worthy of comment in a review.
Chapters are short and cover the water cycle, clouds, weather, barometric pressure, thunder & lightning, droughts & floods, conservation & climate change, and much
more. The art style is unpretentious and appealing (see cover).
This would make a
great bedtime read or a reading circle or classroom read for young
readers, and the series would be great as a part of a homeschool
library. There's a short alphabetical glossary included at the end.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.