by Barb Rosenstock
Calkins Creek (Sep. 1, 2014)
Eleven-year-old Benjamin Franklin creates his first invention so that he can swim like a fish.
Why You'll Love It:
- There is plenty of emphasis on words and phrases that are highlighted by colorful and distinct typefaces, some sliding down the page or shaped like a watery wave.
- Rosenstock spotlights Franklin's curiosity and emphasizes the steps of the scientific method (problem, research, hypothesis, test, analyze, conclude) in describing Franklin’s thought processes.
- Ben's curiosity, wit, and athleticism shine through, and his enthusiasm for the water is catching.
Who Should Read It:
Great for grades 2-5...and here's the book trailer.
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