Series: Start with Science
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (September 23, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.2 x 6.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #124,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #32 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Maturing #90 in Books > Children's Books > Education & Reference > Science Studies > Biology #548 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Cats
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Oscar and the Frog is part of a continuing series of Oscar the cat exploring science concepts with other animal friends around him. Each Oscar book begins with him making an OBSERVATION and following that observation with a QUESTION to help him understand how something works. An animal friend joins him to help find answers and more information about each concept using examples from a variety of animals, natural phenomenon, and sometimes everyday man made devices. Each story presents Oscar APPRECIATING the concept he has learned about and selecting a favorite example. The last two pages of each book summarize concepts for REVIEW and offer ways to add learning REINFORCEMENT GAMES with the child to whom it is read.In Oscar and the Frog, the concept is growing and changing. Life and development of a frog from egg to maturity is explored, leading to the questions of what other things came from eggs, are all eggs the same, do plants come from eggs and do all animals hatch from eggs? The book also explains that different species (though not using the word species) grow and mature at different rates. When Oscar is told he will be full grown in under a year, he laughs at how silly the idea is.I enjoyed this book tremendously. I like the explanations and the wide span of animals and plants that are compared and introduced. This is a book I definitely plan to buy my niece and nephew.This review is intended to help those who care for children in their lives make informed decisions about science books for children.
Geoff Waring has written some amazing science books for young children. They explain scientific concepts clearly but simply enough to be understood. The adorable characters are so engaging. My son was captivated by these-we bought the whole start with science set. I would highly recommend them!
My students loved this book. It was engaging and very informative for my students (K-2). I teach K-5 students science lab. Someone brought us a very small kitten that needed to be bottle fed. We named him Oscar and raised him. He is my cat now, but still comes to visit. The kids just love Oscar. Then, I found these books on the . They are perfect for our situation. But, all kids will love this series of books. They are told from a naive & curious kitten's point of view.
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