Monday, November 12, 2012
283. What Makes Day and Night by Franklyn M. Branley
US) - (Canada)
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book
Finished: Sep. 22, 2012
First Published: 1961
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell
Genre: children, nonfiction, easy reader
First sentence: "You live on the planet earth."
Publisher's Summary: none available
Acquired: Chances are I picked this up at a thrift shop. I'm very fond of this series, especially Branley's own books.
Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his non-fiction reader.
This book is still in print but has been completely revised and is not the same as the old edition we have here. A simple, easy-to-read introduction to the earth's shape and how it revolves to create night and day, sunsets and sunrises. An experiment with a lamp is used to further illustrate the process. This book was fairly easy for ds to read and gave him a chance to practice reading using a conversational voice. He also knew the information and it caused him to initiate dialogue to expand upon the basic observations and impart his own knowledge. I love this series of books; they are excellent easy readers in the science field and Branley is a good, interesting writer of non-fiction material. Branley was the originator of the series.