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Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) Paperback – August 5, 1994


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 580L (What's this?)
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2 (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (August 5, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064451267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064451260
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Ages 5-9. In the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2 series, this is an informative concept book that explains what happens to leaves in autumn as they change colors and then separate from the tree. Krupinski's bright gouache-and-colored pencil illustrations show a boy and a girl playing in a country landscape that changes with weather and light. There are also detailed pictures of leaves in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Maestro includes simple instructions for making a leaf rubbing and for pressing leaves, as well as suggestions for places to visit where the fall foliage is special. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Most children have jumped into piles of leaves or helped their parents rake the yard, and everyone has wondered: Why do leaves change color? Activities that a child can do with leaves and even a list of places known for brilliant fall colors that readers can visit with their families is included. "An informative concept book."—BL.


More About the Author

Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color?
The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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I even learned a few things myself and my kids loved it.
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I used this book this semester while student teaching with a Kinder class.
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My Kindergartner really enjoyed reading it with me, and I with her!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By P. Heaphy on May 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
I have this book in my preschool classroom, but it is not one that I read at storytime. We use it as a resource when one child begins to question how or why the leaves change color. It is a helpful resource for me as an adult to understand the process, yet in simple language and with pictures to make it interesting for children.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Leslie S. on February 28, 2009
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I read this book with my children before we started homeschooling, and found I learned a lot myself. This would be a great book to use for homeschool science in the fall along with some books on animal hibernation and bird migration. I would recommend it for kids even up to 4th or 5th grade who don't know what makes leaves change.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ACJ on November 7, 2007
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I used this book this semester while student teaching with a Kinder class. The kids really loved the illustrations, and the explanation of why the leaves fall. They were fascinated with the explanation of the pigment for red, yellow, and orange already being there. I'd reccomend it with older children too, as they might enjoy the science behind it even more, and there's more opportunities to actually have them describe the leaves and observe leaves in a section the way the book shows us we can.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Book Reader on July 1, 2008
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This is a question every elementary child asks their parent or teacher. Don't know the answer? Read this cute book and you will find out! A great book to teach one science concept of fall. Do leaf rubbings of leaves collected on a walk and you and your child will have a great afternoon of learning. Excellent text and pictures.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A thoughtful purchaser on November 7, 2009
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The "picture book" design of this book doesn't match the dry explanations about chlorophyll, etc. which would be appropriate for a much older child. There is no "story" motif, engaging rhyme scheme, or fun elements to capture the interest of a younger child. My very bright little kindergartner walked away after I had read a few pages -- something he has never done before. The illustrations are richly colored -- they deserved better writing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Thomas... TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 6, 2013
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I enjoyed reading this book very much on a recent baby sitting job. It is richly illustrated, interesting, and also has a little reader interaction within it, as well as some fun suggested activities that kids can do with leaves. It's not perfect, and for the record I think it's a lot harder to put together one of these science/learning books than one may think. Just exactly how much to you include as to the science of leaves and their autumn change without being too technical or boring. While at the same time getting it all out there in such way that any kid from 4 to 8 will enjoy and understand it. I think the author here did a pretty decent job of it, and it was enjoyed by the 6 year old in my charge. And besides, he learned something, which not every kids book bothers to do these days. It may not be one that becomes a favorite, or will be read again and again, but for the price their asking, its worth being in your children's book collection for sure... Recommended... : )
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. D. Berger on February 7, 2010
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This was an excellent book. I purchased it for my granddaughter who is seven. She was delighted with it. This book was very educational in a very fun way.
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Goes along perfectly with the other books in this science set. Especially his pumpkin book and apple book. I love this science series for my 4-year old son.
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