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Title:
Why do leaves change color?

Let's-read-and-find-out science. Stage 2

Let's-read-and-find-out science. Stage 2.
Title:
Why do leaves change color?
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Publisher Info:
New York : HarperCollins/Scholastic, 1994.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21cm.
Series:
Let's-read-and-find-out science. Stage 2

Let's-read-and-find-out science. Stage 2.
General Note:
Pagination may vary.
Abstract:
Explains how leaves change their colors in autumn and then separate from the tree as the tree prepares for winter.
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Summary

Summary

In clear text, this book explains the concepts of photosynthesis, pigments and chlorophyll. It also includes activities that children can do with leaves.


Author Notes

Betsy Maestro was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1944. She received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in elementary guidance from Southern Connecticut State College. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a kindergarten and first grade teacher for eleven years. During that time she became aware of the need for imaginative nonfiction to spark children's interests.

She has been creating books with her husband Giulio since 1974. She writes and he does the illustrating. They are best known for their nonfiction titles which include the American Story series. Together, they have produced over ninety titles. Her other works include How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color?

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Ages 5-9. In the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2 series, this is an informative concept book that explains what happens to leaves in autumn as they change colors and then separate from the tree. Krupinski's bright gouache-and-colored pencil illustrations show a boy and a girl playing in a country landscape that changes with weather and light. There are also detailed pictures of leaves in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Maestro includes simple instructions for making a leaf rubbing and for pressing leaves, as well as suggestions for places to visit where the fall foliage is special. (Reviewed November 15, 1994)0060228733Hazel Rochman