How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered in this visually stunning exploration of the science of snow. Perfect for reading on winter days, the book features photos of real snow crystals in their beautiful diversity. Snowflake-catching instructions are also included.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Mark Cassino is a fine art and natural history photographer. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife, Pam, and their two cats.
Jon Nelson is a teacher and physicist who has studied ice crystals and clouds for more than 15 years. He lives near Kyoto, Japan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In thirteen simple sentences, "This is the story of snow. Snow begins with a speck. ... ," The Story of Snow explains the science behind the snowflake. But there is more to this book - smaller print on each page offers a more detailed explanation of the simpler text, "Clouds are mostly made of air and water, but there are also bits of other things, like tiny particles of dirt, ash and salt...A snow crystal needs one of these "specks" to start growing."Accompanying this short (32-page) "story," are diagrams, watercolor backdrops, and striking photographs of snowflakes. Directions for catching snow crystals wrap up the book.The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder follows a trend that I've seen a lot lately in children's non-fiction. The book is almost as multi-faceted as the snowflakes it describes - picture book, science book, story book, activity book. The simpler text may be read as a story to young listeners. Older children will benefit from the more detailed explanation. Everyone will enjoy the stunning photography. Teachers should like this one!
If you want to add to your winter experience, read this book about snow! Photographs and simple illustrations show how snow is formed, the shapes snow takes, and how to inspect snow on your own.