Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Let's Investigate

WOOL by Guinevere Healy-Johnson; FARMS by Adele Richardson. Creative Education Press has published a multitude of non-fiction books under the Let's Investigate series about commodities, economics, transportation, all in brightly-illustrated, well-written books. Adele Richardson's book about farming records a brief history of farming along with information about different kinds of farms. Interesting tidbits of farm lore line the margins (e.g., some farms now use computerized scarecrows; the largest bales of hay are made by the Hesson 4800 baler). Guinever Healy-Johnson's Wool follows suit with information about how many different animals produce wool, and where the best wool on a sheep can be found. Fascinating and short, these books provide an excellent introduction

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