Monday, February 8, 2010

Nonfiction Monday -- The Coldest Places on Earth

Well here we are, digging ourselves out from under 26 inches of snow, with another 20 inches forcast for tomorrow. Cold, cold, cold! Naturally you'd expect me to pick up a book about warm places to visit for Nonfiction Monday. A place to get away from all this snow and cold.

Before the snow blew in, a box arrived on my doorstep. Another box of goodies from Capstone Press. And what do you think I saw first thing when I opened the box?

EXTREME PLANET. The Coldest Places on Earth by Jennifer M. Besel. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2010. A First Facts book.

Most of our planet is warm -- comfortable for people to live. However, there are some very cold places here, too. The Index goes from Cold, Colder, to Coldest. (Antarctica being the coldest spot on earth.)

Each cold spot is discussed within a double-page spread with 3 to 5 sentences on one page and a color photograph of the place on the other page, bleeding over onto the page with words.

Just so the reader can locate the place being discussed, arrow on a map of the world points out the place being discussed. (Hurrah -- this really helps.)

A glossary, a short bibliography, and safe connections to the internet complete the book.
To locate more books in this Extreme Planet series, just click on the title of this book to take you there.

And to check out more Nonfiction Monday connections, click your way over to the Great Kids Books blog. -WendieO

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