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Shapes in the Sky: A Book About Clouds
Shapes in the Sky: A Book About Clouds
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Shapes in the Sky: A Book About Clouds

by Josepha Sherman
Illustrated by Omarr Wesley

Clouds come in all sorts of types, including cumulus, cumulonimbus, stratus, and cirrus. Learn how to tell each cloud type apart.

 
ISBN978-1-4048-0341-1
PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level4-9 Years
Reading LevelGrades PreK-3
Trim Size10 x 10
Page Count24
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2004
Paperback
Price
$8.95
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School Library Journal - Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA.

"In clear, lyrical language, these imaginative series titles present basic facts about their respective subjects. Following a descriptive introduction, short chapters contain one scientific concept per spread. Shapes briefly discusses how a cloud is formed, as well as the characteristics of the four major types. The second title describes the water cycle, the benefits and dangers of rainfall, and its role in different climates. In both presentations, Sherman uses vivid metaphors and similes, comparing clouds to scoops of ice cream and rainy streets to mirrors. Supplemental facts, lists of additional resources, sample experiments, and related Web pages will further assist young researchers in their understanding. Both titles are illustrated with softly colored, digitally created geometric pictures that complement the gracefully written prose. These books can be used with Tomie dePaola’s The Cloud Book (Holiday, 1975) and Franklyn M. Branley’s Down Comes the Rain (HarperCollins, 1997).—Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA." - School Library Journal

February 25, 2004

Awards

Learning Magazine

Resources for Successful Teaching

January 1, 2004

Josepha Sherman

Josepha Sherman

Josepha Sherman has written more than 80 books. She has written about everything from fantasy to folklore. She is the winner of the prestigious Compton Crook Award for best fantasy novel. When she’s not writing, Josepha likes to travel and spend time with horses. She lives in New York City.

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