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Phases of the Moon (Patterns in Nature) Paperback – September 1, 2006
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In this leveled reader, Olson uses short sentences and simple vocabulary to offer a very clear explanation of the moons phases and how to identify them. The accompanying full-page photos and diagrams also help elucidate the topic, and the design is simple without being boring. The only thing lacking is pronunciations for gibbous and crescent. --Horn Book Guide, January 2007
Brilliant and interesting photographs, easily understood diagrams, and a short, informative text are the highlights of this Patterns in Nature series, which features titles on day and night, hibernation, phases of the moon, and seasons of the year. This title explains that the moon only appears to change shape. A clear diagram names each phase, including less familiar words like gibbous and crescent, included in a short glossary at the end and illustrated with a photograph. There are photos of the tiniest sliver which appear after the new moon, which is really no visible moon at all. Sometimes the moon is shown in quiet solitude, sometimes hanging over a busy city, sometimes over a frozen field. The last page shows a full circle of the real moon s phases. The phases are one of nature s patterns. Each title features a similar pattern diagram on the last page. Children can see the principle and learn the words that explain that principle. Each book features at least one animal in an appropriate activity for the season or time of day. There is a very short index, a list of additional books, and reference to the Facthound web site with links to age-appropriate sites for each book. This is an outstanding series of concept books for new and pre-readers; the photographs make the book interesting enough to use with older children who struggle with reading and concepts. --Childrens Literature Comprehensive Database, January 2007
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For our own purposes, the illustrations / images, especially on page 7 and 17, were worth the price of the book. Other products that are worth getting as educational supplements to this book are the following:
Uncle Milton's Moon in My Room
Phases of the Moon Read a Mat Placemat - Glows in the Dark!
Moon Calendar Kit
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My almost 2 year old has had this for a few months and it's his favorite book. The photos are beautiful, the language is simple and engaging, and he can tell you all about the moon... Read morePublished 10 hours ago by HeyTerra
Excellent book for preschoolers. A great way to build vocabulary and easily explain the different phases of the moon, without going into so much detail that the children lose... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Aaron Triplett
Introduce your child to the phases of the moon. This is a wonderful introduction to this science topic.
The book is at a Pre-K level for children ages 3 to 6 years.
Great and informative book!! My 3 year old loves the moon and the stages.Published 14 months ago by Stacey L. Coldiron