Item description for Dirt: Jump Into Science (Jump Into Science) by Steve Tomecek & Nancy Woodman...
Overview Brief text explores how soil is formed, its layers, and its importance as a natural resource that living things need to survive.
Publishers Description Young readers get down in the dirt with a friendly star-nosed mole as he shows off the different parts of his garden and some amazing creatures who live in the dirt. During this exciting tour, children discover what soil is, how it is formed, and why this substance is vital to plants, animals, and humans. Colorful art and simple text show how the soil that plants grow in differs from the soil that building foundations sit in, and help youngsters understand hwy this precious resource must be conserved.
Awards and Recognitions Dirt: Jump Into Science (Jump Into Science) by Steve Tomecek & Nancy Woodman has received the following awards and recognitions -
Grand Canyon Reader Award - 2007 Nominee - Nonfiction category
Citations And Professional Reviews Dirt: Jump Into Science (Jump Into Science) by Steve Tomecek & Nancy Woodman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 131
Kirkus Review - Children - 08/15/2002 page 1238
School Library Journal - 10/01/2002 page 152
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 11/01/2002 page 128
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 131
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Studio: National Geographic Children's Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.38" Width: 11.34" Height: 0.36" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN 0792282043 ISBN13 9780792282044
Availability 0 units.
More About Steve Tomecek & Nancy Woodman
Author Steve Tomecek is a geologist who specializes in the study of soils, which is why he is known as "The Dirtmeister." When he is not digging in the dirt, he is a nonfiction author who has written more that 40 books for both children and teachers, including Bouncing & Bending Light, the 1996 winner if the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. Tomecek has written four other books in the Jump Into Science series including, Dirt, Moon, Stars, and Sun and is the author of the upcoming Everything Rocks and Minerals.In addition to writing for the National Geographic Society, he serves as a consultant and writer for both Scholastic Inc. and Chelsea House.
Steve Tomecek has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Dirt: Jump Into Science (Jump Into Science)?
Dirt is Great! Aug 6, 2005
This book is a must for anyone that teaches soil. As a teacher in fourth grade I believe this book is an essential item for the classroom. It has wonderful images and gives setps to create your own soil experiment. This Book is Terrific!
All the Dirt Aug 4, 2004
DIRT is a very accessible book. It starts simply and tries to make a connection with what readers already know about dirt. The author soon begins to call dirt "soil". It discusses soil's composition, formation, and use. It also covers the animals, insects, and organisms that live in soil. There is information about the layers of soil and conservation is mentioned briefly. There is a plant growing activity, but no resources for further study. The illustrations are colorful, clear, and kind of friendly. DIRT might be a good companion to the humorous "The Diary of a Worm". Karen Woodworth-Roman, Children's Science Book Review
Great nonfiction Mar 7, 2004
This is a great piece of nonfiction for children. It is well illustrated and the text is easily understood. Children will have a great understanding of soil and its importance. I read this to my class and we are doing one of the experiments presented in the back of the book. I love books that provide extension activities for children. Highly recommended. Young children need more exposure to good nonfiction and this book fits the bill.
get to the nitty gritty..... Jul 30, 2003
I bought this book Dirt and also Sand by the same publisher. I now wish I would have gotten both copies in hardback. I nearly never feel that way because of the price difference. We buy alot of books! This is one I can use now with my middle schoolers, use later and use with Grandchildren some day. The pictures are vibranant and well laid out. The information is pertenient, and well placed and it is FUN to read! Pre-school through early High School could appreciate this book, understand it, and find it useful. Anyone who needs to understand our soil would do well with both these books. They cover different material so neither would be a repeat. National Geographic, as always did a great job.