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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.

The Book

May 2006
Early Reader / Ages 4 - 8
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2006
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.
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