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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 4
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge; First Edition edition (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570915997
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570915994
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,568,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this picture book for elementary students, Suen covers the basics of how electricity moves from power plant to cozy, lamp-lit home. The text works on two levels. Each spread features short paragraphs that present definitions in clear language: Electricity is electrons on the move. A few words, in larger print, appear on each page, and when read aloud create a bouncing rhyme that seems aimed at children younger than the audience for the science and the pictures. The mixed-media art illustrates the concepts with mixed success. Some spreads, such as one explaining how power is stepped down at a transformer, need more detail to help kids fully envision what the words describe. Most successful are the scenes of long lines reaching across landscapes, demonstrating that power is generated far away and travels great distances before it is used. There aren't many titles that explain electricity for this age group; recommend this one with some of the other books in the appended reading list. A glossary and power safety tips conclude. Engberg, Gillian

About the Author

Anastasia Suen is the author of dozens of books for young readers, including SUBWAY (Viking) and RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT (Harcourt). She lives in Plano, Texas.

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Who is Anastasia Suen?

a) Author of 187 books for children and adults.

b) Booklist columnist and literacy blogger.

c) Children's literature consultant.

d) A former K, 1, 5, & 6 teacher who visits schools to teach the six traits of writing.

e) A former SDE, UNT, & SMU instructor who works as a freelance editor critiquing manuscripts.

f) All of the above.

The answer is: (f) All of the above.

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My son is obsessed with electricity and kept asking where it comes from. My basic explanation of "the power plant" wasn't good enough. This book describes how electricity is created (from water, not coal) and follows it from the power plant all the way to the appliances in one's house. My son was just now talking about the "wire nuts" he's using to "keep the wires touching." Okay, he's not really using wire nuts, but I think it's neat how these phrases have made their way into his daily existence (turbines, transformers, service heads, etc.). If you have a child interested in electricity, this is the book to get! If I were to make an improvement, it would be to talk about conservation of electricity, but we'll attack that as he gets older. My next adventure is to find as good of a book about water treatment facilities and what happens in the sewers.
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My son loves this book who's 4.5 year old preschooler. He's quite interested in the mechanics of things and he often points out the transformers on the poles when he sees. This book brought the concept of electricity in a child's ability of understanding. As parents, we are from engineer/science/design/art background, so we would appreciate the value of this book. Without much of exaggerated event or story, this is a nice change of phase when we read a book or two every night before the bedtime. Nice illustration too.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Perry on July 29, 2011
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This book is an excellent way to familiarize your children with electricity. After we read this book together we visited a power plant. The kids were able to make connections between the book and what we were seeing on our tour.
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