Sunday, March 15, 2009
My Rating: 4 out of 5
Our Earth is a picture book full of general information about the planet Earth. Rockwell, whose favorite subject in school was geography, takes the reader on an adventurous trip around the world, exploring its natural wonders such as islands formed by volcanoes, coral reefs, streams, rivers, oceans and the creatures which inhabit those places. The illustrations are bright and bold and capture the reader's attention.
Our Earth is a great introduction into the many features of our planet. It makes learning about Earth accessible and understandable. I would recommend this book for first and second grade classrooms. It would make a great literature piece to introduce a lesson on our planet.