Branley, Franklin Sunshine makes the Seasons Harper, 2005 (reprint). $6.99 PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION
provides fairly simple information about how the sun affects the seasons and
time of day. It explains orbit and rotation and uses a lengthy experiment that
students can do themselves that illustrations the facts. Features colorful simple
is a reprint the illustrations still feel fresh and modern. The information is
well presented. The big problem I had with this book is the experiment for kids
with the orange and the flashlight, it goes on and on and starts to get
confusing. This would have been better for the back of the book as a hands-on. Teachers
still request books from this series so it might be beneficial to pick up fresh
copies. This one wasn’t my very favorite, but it would make a fun read-along,
if the teacher was doing the orange/pencil experiment while reading from the
book, to bring it to life.
EL(K-3) -OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.