Thursday, April 11, 2013

Too Hot? Too Cold? by Carol Arnold - OPTIONAL

Arnold, Carol Too Hot? Too Cold? Keeping Body Temperature Just Right, PICTURE BOOK. Charlesbridge, 2013. $7.95. Content: G. 

This book uses animals and children to account for the body’s processes to regulate temperature. It gives a lot of interesting facts about various habits and biology (hibernation, goosebumps, blubber, etc.). The book is very accurate and has great facts.  The pictures are eye-catching and relevant.  My only complaint was the length.  While really educational and efficient at delivering the material, it was just too long and had a lot of information presented on the pages.  As a book to just sit down and read straight through, it might be a bit much for most young readers.  I think it would be a very viable resource for nonfiction, if utilized the right way, especially to support Common Core goals. 

EL- OPTIONAL. Reviewed by: Shay, School Librarian

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