Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT ENERGY

TITLE: THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT ENERGY

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Loreen Leedy

PUBLICATION INFO: Holiday House, 2010

ISBN: 978-0-8234-2220-3

SOURCE: Library

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.

RESOURCES/ACTIVITIES:

Every Friday bloggers review “Perfect Picture Books.” Find a complete list of book reviews organized by topic, genre and blogger at author Susanna Leonard Hill’s site.

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32 Replies to “Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT ENERGY”

  1. Awesome! My son is just getting into non-fiction type books so he’d love this one where you learn something and it’s fun too!

  2. I”ve learned something new from your review–faction– just like some of the other commentors. I think this book will be popular this year with the new energy projects. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Love the cover and title. I wonder if there’s a section in the library for faction? :o) I wrote a manuscript once that was part fiction and part facts. One of my critiquers (who was a librarian) said they wouldn’t know where to place it on the shelves.

    1. Janet, it is becoming so popular. Look at MINETTE’s FEAST, which got raves. Abrams, the publisher, considers it nonfiction, though it’s told from a cat’s perspective. My pick from last week is fact-tion too because of the perspective, though it’s generally considered nonfiction.

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