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Gravity
by Jason Chin


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What keeps objects from floating out of your hand?
What if your feet drifted away from the ground?
What stops everything from floating into space?
Gravity.

As in his previous books, "Redwoods," "Coral Reefs," and "Island," Jason Chin has taken a complex subject and made it brilliantly accessible to young readers in this unusual, innovative, and very beautiful book.  Read more...


 
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Overview

What keeps objects from floating out of your hand?
What if your feet drifted away from the ground?
What stops everything from floating into space?
Gravity.

As in his previous books, "Redwoods," "Coral Reefs," and "Island," Jason Chin has taken a complex subject and made it brilliantly accessible to young readers in this unusual, innovative, and very beautiful book.

Chin's approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.

A Neal Porter Book

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781596437173
  • ISBN-10: 1596437170
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 11.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Physics

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-01-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Chin (Island) takes his exceptional artistic gifts into outer space, painting with disciplined exuberance a series of spreads that explain the fundamentals of gravity. A boy playing at the beach is startled when a book—a copy of this book, alert readers will note—falls from the sky and lands in front of him. The all-caps text reads like a series of booming declarations: “Without gravity, everything would float away.” On cue, the boy, his spaceman doll and rocket, and the very grains of sand on the beach lift slowly off the ground. The next page shows the whole lot drifting upward like a tide of debris into space. Chin does some David Wiesner–style visual punning as the pages of the boy’s book—illustrated with paintings of a massive, fiery sun exerting force on a tiny Earth and moon—do double duty as both an object affected by gravity and an explanation of how it works. In his embrace of the wild possibilities of a world without gravity, Chin outdoes himself. An illustrated afterword provides additional explanations of mass, matter, and force. Ages 5–8. (Apr.)

 
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