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The Dirt on Dirt

by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Martha Newbigging

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list price: $17.95
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published: Feb 2008
ISBN:9781554531011
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Dirt. It's in the air, under your bed, on the street and between your toes. Most of the time, you're trying to get rid of it. Does showering make you feel squeaky clean? Sure you are -- for now. Read this book to find out why you just can't escape dirt -- and why it's important for more reasons than you think. Earth, mud, grime, soil -- whatever you call it, dirt is everywhere, even where you don't expect it. Did you know that without dirt there would be no rain? Or beautiful sunsets? The Dirt on Dirt covers not only what you think of as dirt, but also everything on and around the planet relating to dirt, from dirt homes big and small to secrets the dirt hides and much more. Youngsters will also find a bucketful of fun things to do with dirt, including how to build a bike racetrack, create fossil footprints and grow a garden playhouse.

About the Authors
Paulette Bourgeois is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the In My Neighborhood series and Oma's Quilt. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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MARTHA NEWBIGGING has illustrated for numerous magazines including TreeHouse Family, Canadian Business, Toronto Life, TV Guide, and Destinations. Her illustrations have also been featured on a line of t-shirts for the famous Canadian casual clothing retailer Marci Lipman. She lives in Toronto.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader’s Choice
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

... easy-to-do experiments, and plenty of I didn’t know that facts ... Combine that with cartoon-like illustrations ... and you’ve got something that kids will want to read and reread.


The pace is energetic...and the text is nicely seeded with child-friendly “fun with dirt experiments’...


... The text is lively ... professional, and very well organized. There are 11 activities for kids that seem ... fun and educational ...


... The text is lively ... professional, and very well organized. There are 11 activities for kids that seem ... fun and educational ...


... easy-to-do experiments, and plenty of I didn’t know that facts ... Combine that with cartoon-like illustrations ... and you’ve got something that kids will want to read and reread.


... engaging introduction to soil ...


A kaleidoscopic peek into the multifaceted world of dirt ... a fun source for kids ... and a nifty browser for budding naturalists.


A kaleidoscopic peek into the multifaceted world of dirt ... a fun source for kids ... and a nifty browser for budding naturalists.


The pace is energetic...and the text is nicely seeded with child-friendly “fun with dirt experiments’...


... engaging introduction to soil ...

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