Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Up Close series - by Andra Serlin Abramson

By Andra Serlin Abramson
Sterling, 2007. 48 pp. Juvenile nonfiction.

These are the titles in this great series: Ships Up Close, Fire Engines Up Close, Race Cars Up Close, Submarines Up Close, Fighter Planes Up Close, and Heavy Equipment Up Close. Each book is about 47 pages. It's not just the topics that will captivate little boys and their big boy counterparts, but the books themselves; they are about 14" by 10 1/2" with lots of full spread, fold out pictures which are all photographs. Abramson does a good job briefly explaining how things work and includes some history and specific vocabulary for each subject.

Our family enjoyed looking through these books and we learned quite a bit in the process. Isn't that what it's all about?

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