The three books reviewed below are intended for children ages 4 to 9. The publisher, Sylvan Dell, has designed them to be used primarily in grades P–3. Each book has 32 pages, and the last 4–6 pages are enrichment information and activities. In addition, the publisher has set up a website (www.SylvanDellPublishing.com) devoted to enhancing the use of these books. There is a "Teacher Activity Guide," which includes a wealth of cross-disciplinary teaching strategies such as a vocabulary, math, science, and geography activities. Elementary classroom teachers and home-school instructors need go no further than this site to build learning experiences based on this book for their students. Additional website resources include reading, science, and math quizzes; a list of related websites; and alignment of the content of these books to science and math standards by state and national standards. In addition, there is an eBook version with auto-flip...

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