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Scholastic Question & Answer: What Makes and Ocean Wave?: What Makes An Ocean Wave? Paperback – March 1, 2001

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 870L (What's this?)
  • Series: Scholastic Question & Answer
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Reference; 1 edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439148820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439148825
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #520,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reviewed with Melvin Berger's Can You Hear a Shout in Space?

Gr. 3-6. This slim book packs a great deal of information into its question-and-answer format. The questions, grouped according to subject, ask what kids want to know, both for personal interest and for reports--for example, Do any deep-sea fish make their own light? The text also answers questions about the movement of water, animal and plant life, tides, coral reefs, and more. Handsomely illustrated with paintings, it's ideal for browsing and for gleaning general information. Helen Rosenberg
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Reviews of the first six titles in the Scholastic Question and Answer Series, published in September 1999:

Booklist, November 1, 1999:
"Each book in the Scholastic Question and Answer series focuses on a particular area of science, asking questions related to the topic and answering each query with one or more paragraphs of pertinent information. Although the idea has been tried before, this series works better than most in that it organizes the material well, it asks questions that children may actually have posed, and the answers are clear and precise. Stars introduces topics in astronomy, from "Do asteroids ever strike earth?" to "Is there life elsewhere in the solar system?" The Bergers are being responsible as they qualify some replies with phrases such as "Most scientists think." Often dramatic and beautiful, the paintings illustrate the text quite effectively. Flies explores the world of insects, answering questions such as "Do insects have tongues?" and "How can you tell a moth from a butterfly?" The colorful illustrations are detailed, vivid, and well conceived. A science series attractive enough for browsers, yet solid enough to help support the curriculum."
–Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal, December 1999:
"These series entries will answer many of the questions children have about the subjects covered. . . The student-friendly questions-and-answer format is appealing, with simple and concise one or two paragraph answers and attractive, colorful illustrations. Basic up-to-date information presented in a chatty, readable style."
–Eunice Weech

The Grands Rapids Press, August 22, 1999:
"…a promising new series for kids."
–Sue Stauffacher

The Sunday Advocate, Baton Rouge, December 19, 1999:
"Scholastic produced a winner with these Q&A titles. They not only grab a young reader's attention with their clever questions, but they maintain that interest throughout the book."

The Atlanta Constitution, September 27, 1999:
"Anyone who checks out this series can learn a lot and impress their friends and family."
–Julie Bookman, for News for Kids

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
We bought this book while vacationing at Cape Cod. Using a question and answer format, the book clearly and simply explains many facts about the ocean and ocean life -- at exactly the right level for kids. Just enough info, not too much.
My five and eight year old kids loved it and so did I.
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By Alison N. Wilson on August 27, 2013
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I love this series of books. They are great for your kids to read to learn basic facts that you might not know how to explain to them. I recommend this book for everyone.
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