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Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life

by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
Illustrated by Molly Bang

Published by Blue Sky Press / Scholastic, 2009
32 pages
ISBN: 978-0-545-04422-6

Ages 4 - 8

This highly accessible picture book introduces the concept of photosynthesis to young children with clear and poetic language. Gorgeous, glowing illustrations evoke a sense of wonder for how sunlight translates into energy for humans, plants, and life on earth. The text is written as a narration from the sun to a small child, explaining the effects of the sun's rays: "My light becomes the energy for all life on Earth. All living things--including YOU--pulse with my light and keep it circling round and round on Earth." Detailed notes on the scientific concepts introduced in the text conclude this luminous book. CCBC categories: The Natural World.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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