Light is all around us /

by Pfeffer, Wendy; Meisel, Paul [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Let's-read-and-find-out science ; stage 1.Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]Edition: First edition.Description: 37 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.ISBN: 9780060291211 :; 0060291214 :.Subject(s): Light -- Juvenile literature | LightSummary: An introduction to light and how it helps us to see profiles different kinds of light, including sunlight, firelight and electric light, and provides interactive experiments readers can perform at school or at home.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>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! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

An introduction to light and how it helps us to see profiles different kinds of light, including sunlight, firelight and electric light, and provides interactive experiments readers can perform at school or at home.

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Horn Book Review

This strong entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series introduces youngsters to light: where it comes from, how fast it travels, and how it enables us to see. There's a liveliness in the general descriptions ("Windows glow. Car lights shine. Signs flash on and off. Bridge lights sparkle. Sometimes, jagged bolts of lightning fill the sky and brightly colored fireworks explode on the Fourth of July"), but Pfeffer is all business when it comes to scientific explanations: "Light travels to Earth in waves of electromagnetic radiation, a kind of energy that travels through space. These waves travel so fast, we can't even see them move." Scientific terms (such as electromagnetic radiation) carry with them enough context for youngsters unfamiliar with the vocabulary to get a general idea of the meaning and continue reading. Meisel's lighthearted paintings, outlined in pen and ink, add humor but never distract from the text. Three simple experiments -- two that show the relation of light to plant life and one about how to find and make shadows -- are appended. betty carter (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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