Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Science Comics Dinosaurs/Science Comics Coral Reefs


ABOUT THE BOOK

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!

This volume: in Dinosaurs, learn all about the history of paleontology! This fascinating look at dinosaur science covers the last 150 years of dinosaur hunting, and illuminates how our ideas about dinosaurs have changed--and continue to change.

REVIEW

What an awesome book!  Combining fascinating nonfiction content with the attractive and appealing nature of the graphic novel format makes for a winning combination.  Add in a popular topic and you have a book that libraries need to have.  Dinosaurs are a topic that have fascinated children for many years.  This book presents information about some of the major discoveries regarding dinosaurs as well as some of the major players.  For a relatively short book, I learned a great deal and the illustrations are gorgeous and appealing.  The book also clearly demonstrates the fluid nature of scientific inquiry and how ideas change over time as more information comes to light.  This book is bound to be a popular title for any young dinosaur lover.



ABOUT THE BOOK

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!

This volume: in Coral Reefs, we learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Maris Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.

REVIEW


Wicks and First Second has done the world of children's literature a favor by creating these Science Comics that highlight fascinating information about the world.  The bright, colorful illustrations are bound to attract loads of young readers and the fascinating facts and funny narrator (a fish) are bound to keep them turning the pages.  This short quick read was surprisingly full of information and may lead young readers into seeking out other books on the same topic.  A fabulous choice for children who enjoy both comic books and the natural world.


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