HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Talk About Light
Author: Angela Webb
Illustrator: Chris Fairclough
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing, republished in 1988
ISBN-13: 978-0863135514 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 086313551X (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0531104552 (Library Binding)
ISBN-10: 0531104559 (Library Binding)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 4 – 11
Rating: **** 4 stars (GOOD)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Webb, Angela. Talk About Light (published in 1987 by Franklin Watts Ltd.). This book in the Talkabout Series explains how light enables us to see, why it travels in a straight line, and how it helps plants to live and grow. It is a practical project-based introduction to the scientific concept of light, based on the direct experience of the readers. Suggesting the use of readily available, inexpensive materials, this book provides step-by-step projects with accompanying notes and answers to questions. We checked this book out of the library when our older son Mark was in fifth grade to accompany his homeschool science studies. Other books by Angela Webb in the same series include Talk About Sand,
Talk About Reflections, Talk About Soil, Talk About Sound, Talk About Water, and Talk About Air.