Time For Kids
by Time for Kids Editors with Brenda Iasevoli
Plants offer the kind of topic that could bore kids silly if not done right - Time for
Kids does it right. This book is packed with gorgeous photographs that grab the eye and
keep the reader turning pages even before the first word is read. The text is simple (this
is a level one reader) with two or three sentences per page. The author uses questions
to engage the reader quickly. She also does a nice job of using contrasts in the same
way - rainforest habitats vs. desert; plants that make food vs. those that catch it or
steal it. Though simple in presentation, it contains enough basic plant facts to be a
source for a plants report. It even includes a couple of fun facts for added interest.
My six-year-old is well beyond the reading level for this book but she still found the
information fascinating and returned to it several times to look at the lush photographs.
NOTE: Reviewer Jan
Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of
stories and articles for the children's magazine market.