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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Weather - Dr. Mike Goldsmith (Lift-the-Flap)

Released April 2010

Reviewed by Bob Walch

This “Flip the Flap” book offers an excellent way of introducing a preschooler to rain, snow, rainbows, lightning and some of the other elements of weather that the child might like to know more about.

Utilizing a question and answer format, three questions appear on each half page within a given two page spread and the answers appear on the flip side. In the “rainbow” section the child is asked “What makes a rainbow?”, “Which colors are in a rainbow?” and “How long do rainbows last?”

Flip the half page and there’s the answer – “A rainbow is made when the sun shines through raindrops in the air.”  You’ll also learn that “The colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.”  And that “Most rainbows last only a few minutes. They fade away as the raindrops fall to the ground.”

The attractive illustrations coupled with just the right amount of material will get a youngster interested in the weather without overpowering him or her. The Q & A approach also allows the child to test what he or she remembers about the fog, clouds, sunshine, hail and the rest of the conditions that the local weather person talks about on TV each night.

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