|Big fantastic earth (DK readers. Level 4)|
Author: Green, Jen
Explore the highest peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to the deep grooves of the Grand Canyon, and discover how the incredible landscapes around the world were formed. Discover the earth's most amazing natural wonders.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 6.70
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 182823
School Library Journal (06/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2016 Gr 3–6—A simple overview of Earth's geographic diversity, including how the planet was created, how mountains and waterfalls are formed, and how coastlines are affected by the moon and gravity. Beginning with tectonic plates and moving forward to cover different types of mountains, glaciers, rivers, coastal features, and deserts, the title rounds itself out with a look at the Grand Canyon. While there is a substantial amount of main text, spreads on visiting Ayer's Rock and surviving Mount Everest as well as other tidbits, like photos of four World Heritage sites, discovery of a woolly mammoth, and creatures indigenous to deserts, help give independent readers a break. But the attempt to cover so much content in such a short volume is problematic, as slight inaccuracies do arise: mountains are no longer designated at the 1,000 foot mark as per the United States Geological Survey decision; the Skywalk is not a part of the Grand Canyon National Park but a part of Grand Canyon West managed by the Hualapai Tribe. Otherwise, Green takes readers to great heights of understanding and awe. This work concludes with 15 memory questions and a glossary defining previously bolded words. VERDICT Visually attractive but an abundance of information in a small space makes this an additional purchase.—Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.