Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life

by Molly Bang, Penny Chisholm

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Living Sunlight shows children, teachers, and parents the remarkable magic of what makes us human.This informative yet dramatic book will mesmerize readers and help further a child's understanding of the energy we share with all living things in nature. We are all dancing sunlight. The book is co-authored by award-winning M.I.T. professor Penny Chisholm, a leading expert on ocean science. A perfect addition to any library!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545044226
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 215,237
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... ; Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, each of which were Caldecott Honor books. Bang divides her time between Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Northern California.

Penny Chisholm is a professor at M.I.T., where she has been teaching Ecology for more than thirty-five years. Her long list of prestigious awards includes the National Medal of Science, awarded at the White House in 2013.

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Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
momma2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting and beautifully illustrated look at photosynthesis.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The bright pictures in this book reminded me on every page of the power of the sun. I felt a glow radiating out of the illustrations. The text focused on the connections between people and plants and light and energy. An unusual feature of this book was a note that explains the simplifications the authors made for the sake of their young audience. Interesting. I¿ve never seen a note explaining what was omitted from a book.The children liked the bright pictures and the interactive way the text began. Some of the more complicated connections between energy and plants seemed to elude them.A Sample:¿ Without plants,you would have no oxygen.Without plants,you would have no food.Without plants,you could not live.Without plants,there would be no life on Earth.¿Children¿s Comments:Jesse, 5, said, "I liked the pictures."Ethan, 6, said, "I loved how bright the pictures are."Ramsey, 6, said, "I liked when the sun was talking to us."Elizabeth, 6, said, "I liked the sentences that tell what is happening in the story."Rodrigo, 6, said, "I liked how it exploded."Aria, 7, said, "I liked the dedication page."Cailyn, 5, "I liked the title of the book."Children's Ratings: 3, 5, 3, 5, 5, 5, 5, 3, 5, 5, 5, 3, 5, 5, 5, 1, 3, 5, 1
danusia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
LOVE, love, love the connection that Molly Bang has made between all living things. The pumping of the heart is a direct result of the suns warmth and light. BEAUTIFUL illustrations bright and vivid. You can feel the warmth on the pages. Factual information too about how the sun's light is converted to energy for plants. Notes in the back of the book further explain about about sun and the chemical reactions that occur in all living things because of it.
ChristyFitch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is about photosynthesis. It has bright pictures that help aid in telling about photosynthesis. The written material is presented in such a way that it will help even young children grasp this concept.Personal Reaction:I thought this book is a wonderful way to teach about how every living thing on the Earth is connected and how we all depend on photosynthesis. It is great for all young children.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Students can grow lima beans in plastic sandwich baggies, to help them see the process of photosynthesis.2. Have students draw their own picture of how they think the process works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book to read to children. It's all about what the sun does for the earth and everything on it, including us. It's very colorful and detailed, yet can be read to preschoolers on up. A great book to remind all of us how important the sun is to our existence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I have read it a few times to different kids. They all seem to take a little something with them. I would definately recommend this book.