Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling. Geoff Waring. 2008. Candlewick. 32 pages.
One fall day, Oscar was up on the hill when he found something round and red in the grass.Are you curious about the world around you? Are you always asking questions? You might be a lot like Oscar. He is one curious kitten. He is the star of Geoff Waring's Start With Science series for young readers. In this adventure, Oscar meets a cricket who teaches him about how things move. One of the things Oscar learns is that for things to move there needs to be an outside force.
He sniffed it and nudged it. What could it be?
Cricket jumped up.
"It's a ball!" He said. "You can make it roll. Try pushing it with your paw."
So Oscar did.
The series is designed to present (explain) basic concepts to children about the world around them in an age-appropriate way.
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