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Friday, August 9, 2013

Big Book of Science and Nature

"The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature" by Stan and Jan Berenstain was published in 2013.

This book is a compilation of three prior published books that I think are out-of-print individually.

The Berenstain Bears' Almanac: A Year in Bear Country reviews the four seasons, the months of the year, facts about weather and major holidays.

"How will you know it's summer? There's no more school. Papa's in the swimming pool. Mama's making lemonade. Granny's sitting in the shade. Mosquitos bite. You go to bed when it's still light. Everybody's very lazy...except for plants. They grow like crazy. The red in the thermometer shoots up tall. There's hardly any room at all. Phew! It's summer!"

The Berenstain Bears' Nature Guide reviews plants, mammals, amphibians, fish, birds, senses, and more.

"Feel the hush of a woodland glade, the sudden cool of woodland shade. After the sunlight it's hard to see the moss..the vines..the twisty old tree all reflected in a woodland pool. Everything is peaceful and cool." 

The Berenstain Bear's Science Fair reviews machines (levers, wedges and wheels), matter (solids, liquids, gases), and energy (food, fuel, wind and water).

"How Our Bodies Turn Food into Energy"
"Teeth chew food into small pieces. It travels to the stomach, where it is dissolved by stomach juices. Dissolved food passes into the bloodstream. It is now ready to be used as energy. If we eat more than we need it is stored in the body as fat!"

Be sure to see if this is available at your library or look for it on Amazon. It would make a great resource for preschool age and young elementary age children.