AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Loreen Leedy
PUBLICATION INFO: Holiday House, 2010
INTENDED AUDIENCE: grades 1 – 3 (publisher)
GENRE: picture book (fact-tion, a nonfiction, fiction blend)
OPENING and SYNOPSIS:
“Hi there! My name is Erg, and I’m pure energy! Everybody loves a powerhouse like me.”
Join Erg and his friends as they learn about energy, its different forms and how its made. Leedy’s comic-book style book includes hints on how to save energy and resources for learning more about energy.
THEMES/TOPICS: science, energy
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: Leedy is one of my favorites. She makes learning lots of fun with her comic-book style art. She has a knack for explaining complex concepts simply.
- Loreen Leedy’s site contains a number of activities, including sample word problem (estimating your energy usage) and a coloring page.
- This government site has a wealth of free activities and lesson plans.
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