Extreme Earth

Written by Seymour Simon

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What is the hottest place on Earth? What is the coldest place on Earth? How tall is the world’s highest waterfall? This book contains the answers to these questions. It also answers questions about more record breaking places on Earth!

Readers are invited to join the author on a journey around the world to explore remote regions, extreme climate and unbelievable destinations.Extreme Earth offers an informative look at our incredible, awe inspiring world. The book is full of fun, interesting facts that will engage the reader. Each page is beautifully illustrated with actual pictures of the locations mentioned.

Children at the fourth grade reading level may find the book challenging but accessible enough to enjoy reading it. Extreme Earth will re-enforce reading level skills as well as comprehension skills. Fourth graders will want to read this story because it contains lots of interesting information.Children will learn some basic information about climate, natural disasters, and much more. Suggested classroom activities are to explore different areas of the world using a map, trying to find where the pictures were taken. Students can write riddles about each place using the information learned in the book. Students can be encourage to research other “record breaking” areas of the world and share their findings.

This book can be used as a jumping off point in a science classroom to introduce experiments relevant to what has been learned. This book is a nice addition to any classroom, school library or reading list.

The author’s website, http://www.seymoursimon.com/, is full of fun information on all things science, from dogs to zoo animals. The website is a great resource for the classroom.

  • Extreme EarthTitle: Extreme Earth
  • Author: Seymour Simon
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Reviewer: Alessandra Oliveira
  • Hardcover: 57 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-4521-0785-1
  • Genre: Science
  • Lexile Score: 1160

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