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Presents side-by-side narration of the earth's making of a mountain, shaping it with sun, wind, and rain, and a child's efforts at the beach to make a tall sand mountain which is also affected by the elements.
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Lisa Westberg Peters is the author of several books for young readers, including The Sun, the Wind and the Rain. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and two daughters.
Ted Rand has collaborated with Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault on several successful picture books, including The Ghost-Eye Tree, Barn Dance!, and Knots on a Counting Rope.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3 A comparison of the eons-long story of the formation and evolution of a mountain with the afternoon-long existence of a little girl's sand mountain. The book is illustrated with vividly colored, dynamic watercolor paintings. Each two-page spread features a large painting of one stage in the large mountain's development plus a smaller, rectangular painting of Elizabeth working diligently on her sand mountain superimposed on it. Each left-hand page describes a stage in the mountain's development, while each right-hand page describes Elizabeth's work, attempting to show how both mountains are affected by the forces of sun, wind, and rain. The scientific information given is simple but accurate; however, very young children will not have the background information to absorb the analogy presented. In some pictures the mountain is shown cross-sectioned with inner layers exposed, but the text doesn't explain what the ``stripes'' represent, why they are there, or that such layers are found through the earth. Similarly, there is no generalization from the story of this unique mountain to earth's geology in general. Children at different levels will understand different aspects of this presentation; children old enough to best appreciate the analogy may be put off by the picture book format. However, this striking picture book deserves shelf space as a book for children to share individually with an adult available to explain and interpret, or as a companion book to amplify and illustrate a primary grade geology unit. Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, Pa.
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Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1988. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110805006990
Book Description Henry Holth & Co (J), 1988. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0805006990
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1988. Condition: New. Ted Rand (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0805006990