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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, but NOT a how-to manual., December 29, 2005
This review is from: A World in a Drop of Water: Exploring with a Microscope (Dover Children's Science Books) (Paperback)
This is an excellent book describing the various life forms in a drop of pond water. It may well serve to make your child interested in using microscopes. In addition, there are a couple of pages about Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, who first made and described a microscope and what he could see with it.

But if your child is the owner of a new microscope, I recommend the Usborne book "The World of the Microscope" which will give you ideas for making your own slides and give tips for using the microscope.

For early-mid elementary aged kids, I also recommend "Greg's Microscope", which is a level 3 early reader that follows a young boy who yearns for a microscope, finally gets one, and learns to use it. THAT was the book that got my daughter to decide she wanted a microscope for Christmas!
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Initial post: Nov 5, 2014 1:38:51 PM PST
Paul says:
Thank you for the suggestion of Greg's Microscope. I was thinking this one might be too much for my second grader. But it looks like that one is much more appropriate.
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