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Most children are naturally interested in snowfall and snowflakes; they are a favorite subject of art activities in schools in the winter months. This book will captivate readers. It does an excellent job of integrating the science behind snowflake formation and the beautiful natural art that is the end result.
Written by a physicist who studies snowflake form, the text is very informative and covers many science concepts related to the subject (such as light and color, the water cycle, crystal formation, and molecular structure). The accompanying photographs are exquisite, and the diagrams clarify the scientific content in an effective manner.
There are a few suggested activities in the text that a classroom teacher could easily do with students, such as making paper snowflakes and observing snowflakes under a microscope. This is a great resource for integrated lessons at the elementary and middle school level.
Extraordinary photographs of individual snowflakes are the true highlight of this informational book. With crisp detail and lit up with colored light, the crystals are mesmerizing in their clarity and brilliance. Libbrecht uses a first-person narration to describe the microphotography process that he uses to create the images and then goes on to outline the life cycle of a snowflake…A solid addition to any science collection, this book will draw in young enthusiasts, and the beautiful photographs will engage casual browsers.
This was a great little book, quick read but fascinating pictures. Neat science lesson for kids regarding crystals. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Stay at home Mom
Beautiful photos! Clear easy to understand text. Children are fascinated with it!Published 14 days ago by ERS
Even though I did not realize this is more of a children's book, I rate it highly. The photographs are unbelievable and I plan to use the book as a reference in my art efforts.Published 22 days ago by D. Jansen
This is a great book for kids (and even adults) who want a look at the hidden world of snow flakes and all the different kinds. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Larry Kyrala
Was happy to find this book grandson was asking many questions before I found this bookPublished 4 months ago by Meemee
I oredered this book for my grandchildren, they love it. Especially the cutting diagram in the book. Grown ups are intrigued by it too.Published 7 months ago by Inquisitive mother
I purchased this book because of the incredibly professionally done photos of real snowflakes. Kenneth Libbrecht is an internationally known snowflake photographer, and this book... Read morePublished 9 months ago by I'd rather be at the Beach
This is a book for all ages, and wonderful to share aloud, savoring the amazing photography and geometry while absorbing the elegantly "simple" scientific explanations.Published 10 months ago by Mary