Secrets of the seasons : orbiting the sun in our backyard

by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner,

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary
The family from Secrets of the Garden are back in a new book about backyard science that explains why the seasons change.

Alice and her friend Zack explore the reasons for the seasons. Alice's narrative is all about noticing the changes as fall turns into winter, spring, and then summer. She explains how the earth's yearlong journey around the sun, combined with the tilt in the earth's axis, makes the seasons happen.

Alice's text is clear and simple, and experiential. Two very helpful-and very funny-chickens give more science details and further explanation through charts, diagrams, and sidebars.

Packed with sensory details, humor, and solid science, this book makes a complicated concept completely clear for young readers-and also for the many parents who struggle to answer their kids' questions!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this sequel to Secrets of the Garden (2012), Zack looks out from his friend Alice's tree house and observes that the sun now sets earlier than it did a few weeks ago. As narrator, Alice reflects on the earth's rotation and tilt, and, as the seasons change, she observes the wildlife in her backyard. Lamont's vivid ink-and-watercolor artwork gracefully illustrates the easygoing, informative text. There's a good deal of information here, but the attractive diagrams help make the science more understandable. Like its predecessor in the Secrets series, this picture book may be classified as fiction, but it makes a fine addition to nonfiction collections.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this companion to 2012's Secrets of the Garden, Alice's friend Zach notices that the days are getting shorter, leading into a yearlong exploration of the changes that the seasons bring. Zoehfeld makes Alice's narration and the characters' conversations feel especially real and even poetic ("I guess summer's really over now," says Alice on a late September day when the grass is too cold for bare feet). Meanwhile, scholarly chickens Maisy and Daisy again offer detailed scientific background, this time about the Earth's rotation and orbit, migration, hibernation, and more, aided by illustrations and charts. Lamont's detailed pen-and-watercolor illustrations help maintain the book's blend of informative fun, while hinting at the vastness of the universe as seen through the portal of one's own backyard. Ages 5-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Seasons -- Juvenile fiction.
Seasons -- Fiction.
Sun -- Juvenile fiction.
Sun -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors Lamont, Priscilla, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
ISBN 9780517709948 (trade)
0517709945 (trade)
9780517709955 (lib. bdg.)
0517709953 (lib. bdg.)
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