Saturday, January 12, 2013

Review: From Iron to Car by Shannon Zemlicka


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
How does iron turn into a brand-new car? Follow each step in the production cycle—from digging up iron ore to hitting the road—in this fascinating book!
MY TAKE:
Educational books are a great way for kids to learn things without getting bored.

In From Iron to Car, you get to read about how cars are made, from iron to the finished product.

I've never been a car junkie so a few things in this book were new to me. For example, I wasn't aware that the iron ore is mixed with limestone and burned charcoal. There's also a glossary at the back to help kids understand words that they might not know yet.

The facts are presented along with pictures and colorful graphics, which I think kids will appreciate. The background color is mostly orange, though, so if you don't like orange, you might not like this as much.

Thanks to NetGalley and Lerner Publications for the e-ARC.

THE GOOD: 

  1. Your children learn how cars are made.
  2. There are plenty of pictures to make reading more fun.
  3. There's a glossary for difficult words.

THE BAD:

  1. The orange background can be monotonous.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Parts of the ore that are not iron float to the top.
READ IT IF:

  1. Your child likes cars.
  2. Your child is always curious.
  3. Your child likes educational books.

RATING:
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