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publisher: Kids Can Press

Touch It!

Materials, Matter and You

by Adrienne Mason, illustrated by Claudia Dávila

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list price: $7.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Aug 2005
ISBN:9781553377610
publisher: Kids Can Press
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Developed with the cooperation of a science consultant, this book in the Primary Physical Science series is a tool to teach the physical sciences to young children. Touch It! follows science curricula and is loaded with surprising facts and hands-on activities designed to hold young readers' interest and tap into their fascination with the everyday world. Touch It! explores materials --- their color, shape, texture, size, mass, magnetism and more.

About the Authors

Adrienne Mason is a writer, editor and life-long resident of Vancouver Island. A biologist and naturalist/interpreter, she is the managing editor of KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids. She has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Victoria, and her articles have appeared in National Geographic Kids, WILD, Canadian Geographic, Georgia Straight, Beautiful BC, OWL, Ranger Rick, Boys’ Life and Nature Canada. She lives in Tofino, BC, and enjoys hiking, beachcombing and exploring the coast with her husband and two daughters.

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Claudia Dávila was born in Chile and raised in Toronto, where she studied Fine Arts at York University. She is now a freelance designer, illustrator, and graphic artist and used to be the art director of chickaDEE and Chirp magazines. She lives in Toronto with her daughter and husband, fellow illustrator Michael Cho.
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Contributor Notes

Adrienne Mason is an educator and author whose books include Owls, Snakes, Move It! and Touch It! She lives in Tofino, British Columbia.

Graphic designer and children's illustrator Claudia Dávila was born in Chile and now makes her home in Toronto. She was formerly the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2

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Touch It! Materials, Matter and You

Kids Can Press also has a new and original science series, Primary Physical Science. It is another welcome addition to the primary science curriculum which is dominated by often overpriced American series. The text is easy to read and understand and provides clear explanations and easy-to-do experiments. Move It!, for example, discusses pushing and pulling and then gives directions for an experiment of blowing on a ping-pong ball through a straw with varying degrees of force. Each concept covers a double-page spread and includes a bold, lively illustration that clarifies and extends the idea that is being presented. The picture illustrating basic force shows children playing in a playground and asks the reader to find five ways that the children are using force in their play. It is a well-designed book that should be easy for a young child to use and understand.

There is a section for parents and teachers that explains each concept in greater detail and suggests further activities to present the concepts to children. Each book includes a table of contents, index and glossary. Two more titles, Build It! Structures, Systems and You and Change It! Solids, Liquids, Gases and You will be coming out in the fall of 2006. This excellent series is a must-have for elementary schools.

Source: The Canadian Children's Bookcentre. Winter 2006. Vol.29 No. 1.

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