Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life

by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm Book 2 of the Sunlight Series

This highly accessible picture book introduces the concept of photosynthesis to young... read more

This highly accessible picture book introduces the concept of photosynthesis to young children with clear and poetic language. Gorgeous, glowing illustrations evoke a sense of wonder for how sunlight translates into energy for humans, plants, and life on earth. The text is written as a narration from the sun to a small child, explaining the effects of the sun’s rays: “My light becomes the energy for all life on Earth. All living things—including YOU—pulse with my light and keep it circling round and round on Earth.” Detailed notes on the scientific concepts introduced in the text conclude this luminous book. (Ages 4–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

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