Synopses & Reviews
Light is all around you! It comes in many forms: Light from the sun brightens our day, firelight flickers in the night, electric lights fill our homes—and some animals even make the sea glow!
With lively illustrations and fun diagrams from Paul Meisel, Light Is All Around Us by Wendy Pfeffer is a fascinating look into the many ways that light brightens our world. This is a Stage 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
"This addition to the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series explores light what it is, how it moves, how humans measure it, and how it allows us to see. In plainspoken prose, Pfeffer breaks down complex ideas to make them readily comprehensible ('You see a cat because light waves reflect off the cat to your eyes'), while introducing terms like electromagnetic radiation, lumens, and octillion as in the 35 octillion lumens the sun puts out. Meisel's active cartoon scenes contribute to the book's accessibility and pull in some surprising parallels (a giant glowing octopus appears beside trick-or-treaters carrying glow sticks, both examples of artificial light). It's a smart introduction to the topic, and a handful of concluding experiments encourage further investigation. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Meisels amiable ink drawings, brightened with colorful washes, help make the concepts accessible to a young audience... An attractive addition to the dependable Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series.” Booklist
Just stop and take a look—light is all around you!
Light from the sun brightens the day, firelight flickers in the night, and electric light fills our homes. Do you know the speed of light or how to measure its brightness? And how does light help you see? Read and find out about the many ways that light brightens our world!
Like The Magic School Bus for a younger set, thisand#160;new series is all about discovery, adventure, and have fun with learning!and#160;Come along as George explores how the sun gives off heat, light, and energy. This adventure is packed to the brim with additional science facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more!
In this exciting new Curious George series all about discovery,and#160;George doesn't want to be left in the dark when the scorching summer heat causes power outages all over the city. With help fromand#160;Professor Wiseman,and#160;Georgeand#160;learns all about the museum's new solar panels and how they can harness the sun's power to create heat and light.and#160;Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show,and#160;this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
A hole in the roof means George and the man with the yellow hat have to sleep in the living room while their bedrooms are being repaired. But their adventure quickly turns into a disaster when Georgeand#39;s nightly trips to the kitchen keepand#160;his friendand#160;awake at night. Can George use his other senses to quietly find his way to the refrigerator in the dark? Learn all about sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch with your favorite monkey! Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show,and#160;this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!and#160;
About the Author
The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her fatherand#8217;s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reysand#8217; home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.