Thursday, February 13, 2014

Children's Book Review: You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon by Harriet Ziefert, Illus. by Amanda Haley

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Today I have another wonderful children's book from Harriet and Amanda!

You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon cover


Fun to read! Easy to understand! It's the science of space!

Explores the science of the moon and the history of space. Humorous, sprightly verse is paired with kid-centered explanations and explorations of lunar facts and aeronautic science. Each of the sections is topped off with a page of simple activities and kickstarting questions that expand the child's understanding of that particular section's, and the overall, subject matter.

You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon sample 1


All kids seem to LOVE learning out space, the planets and the stars! Like the previous book from Harriet and Amanda, this is an adorable book, great for kids from ages 6 on up. For younger kids, reading it with them is a great learning experience (also great for home schoolers!). Miss Grace loved learning about the phases of the moon and about how planets are kept in orbit around each other!

You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon sample 2

This is an adorable book, full of lots of great info. Your kids will be amazed, especially about the dogs and monkeys that have gone into space! Miss Grace certainly was!

You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon sample 3

This is a great book for boys and girls, and great for kids to learn about space before they learn about it in class! We highly recommend it!

About the Author:
Harriet Ziefert is the acclaimed author of over 400 books for children. Having earned a Masters degree in Education from New York University, and as a former educator, she knows that you need x-rays, not binoculars, to view bones. Ms. Ziefert is a pioneer in the development and teaching of what today is known as the Common Core Curriculum-and the visionary founder of Blue Apple Books.

About the Illustrator:
Amanda Haley graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. Her illustrations can be found on stationery products, greeting cards, wrapping paper, back-to-school items, print ads, magazine articles, and, of course, children's books. She lives with her husband in the Tidewater area of Virginia, high on a bluff overlooking the marshlands.

1 comment:

  1. I like to give informative books to my grandchildren. I know they would enjoy this one! Learning about space is always fun!


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