Monday, July 26, 2010

Oscar and the Bat

Oscar and the Bat: A Book About Sound. Geoff Waring. 2008. Candlewick. 32 pages.
One summer evening in the meadow, Oscar heard a new sound. He looked around to see who was making it.
Bat swooped by.
"It's the baby blackbirds," he said. "Their nest is over there in the bush."
"Oh," said Oscar. "I can hear them, even though I can't see them!"
"Yes," said Bat. "Our ears help us know what's around us, even when our eyes can't."
Oscar is a very curious kitten. And he is the star of Candlewick's "A Start With Science" series by Geoff Waring. In this adventure, Oscar meets a bat who teaches him about sound.

Though there are fictional elements to the book--cats may be curious, but they rarely ask questions--the books are full of facts shared through a conversational format.

The series is designed to present basic concepts to children about the world around them in an age-appropriate way.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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