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Describes ways people say things to each other without using spoken or written words such as beacon fires, hand signals, alarms, and flags
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Gibbons does it again. She examines an everyday subject, one that can be quite complicated, and presents it with the clarity of crayon-box colors and present-tense immediacy. Here, she covers major, important, and even life-depends-on-it signals. Readers will find historical examples plus those,currently used at sea, on highways, on railroads, in sports, and in emergency situations. The author includes those that can be heard and those that can be seen. Accurate illustrations are appropriately labeled. Barbara Rinkoff's Red Light Says Stop! (Lothrop, 1974; o.p.) has similar information but is not as attractive. Tana Hoban's I Read Signs and I Read Symbols (both Greenwillow, 1983) cover different territory, but might be interesting used in connection with Gibbons's book. From the "blink," "bong," "whirr," and "touchdown!" on the first page to the wave "good-bye!," these are signals kids need to know. --Lynnea McBurney, Woodstone Elementary School, San Anotonio, TX
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0688073778
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688073778
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110688073778