Review: Global Warming for Young Minds

Posted on July 19, 2010

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Global Warming for Young Minds: A Global Warming and Sustainability Guide for Young Children
By Flemming Bermann
Eloquent Books
May 2010
46 pages

Global Warming for Young Minds is a unique primer on global warming, covering all aspects of the issue in a way that’s interesting and easy to understand. Topics, including carbon dioxide, impacts on animals, recycling, and many more, are explained with familiar examples from our daily lives. The photos and artwork enhance the text and contribute to our understanding. Each topic is followed up with a short Q&A titled Dean’s and Lisa’s Learning Check, which encourages comprehension.

Bermann employs information and solutions rather than fear tactics. Instead of dire warnings about the melting polar icecaps, he challenges readers with a melting ice experiment, then points out the impact of melting ice on polar bears and penguins. This hands-on approach, combined with the Fun Break pages and puzzles interspersed, invites readers to get involved. More than fun and games, Global Warming for Young Minds is an exceptional educational tool and should be part of every elementary classroom library.

Copyright (c) 2010 by Peggy Tibbetts

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