Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Week Book 3: Living Sunlight

Molly Bang always does a wondeful job on her books, both in authoring and illustrating and this title is no exception. Joined by author Penny Chisholm, the book Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life has been born...and beautifully so. Perfect for my Earth Week series!

Our young readers are going to love looking at the beautiful illustrations, while learning about the seemingly complex subject of photosynthesis and how necessary plants are for survival on Earth. The Sun narrates the story of how light gives us plants, plants give us oxygen, and how we need to care for those plants and the Earth in order to allow the process to continue successfully. Without those plants, we would have no oxygen to breathe.

There are four pages of more factual notes at the end of the story, to really hit the idea home. Though photosynthesis typically is deemed a "boring" topic or one reserved only for school, Living Sunlight was a delight to read and will definitely be enjoyed by kids.

Great for library shelves, an Earth Day/Arbor Day display, or for kids that just loooove nature and learning.

To learn more or to purchase click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life
Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm
40 pages
Blue Sky Press
February 2009

1 comment:

Serena said...

this sounds like a great book for the kiddos! Thanks for the information.