Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin - ESSENTIAL

Chin, Jason Grand Canyon PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. $20 9781596439504 

A young girl and her father hike up from the bottom of the Grand Canyon through the 5 different ecological communities. The text explains how old (in millions or even billions of years) each area is, and what made the rocks. Then, on some pages there’s a small engineered “window” and the girl is transported into what used to be - and we see that part of the grand canyon millions of years ago.  

This is such an interesting book - the illustrations are great, many of the page borders show labeled drawings of the wildlife who live in that area -and some of the plant life. Oh, I want to go visit the Grand Canyon! I great picture book for the nature lover, but especially useful in a middle school science classroom as an introduction or a review of ecological geography or time periods. Includes an appendix with more explanations, and author’s and illustrator’s notes, sources and a glossary. This is a great text! 

EL (K-3), EL - ADVISABLE, MS - ESSENTIAL Lisa Librarian.

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