The Body; Changes; Light and Sound
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Our front cover this month features an illutration by Mark Longworth for Gillian Cross's new paperback, The Revenge of the Demon Headmaster. Puffin publish this book in April 1995 (see the Gillian Cross Authorgraph for full details) and we are grateful to them for their help in using this illustration.
Here are three cheerful science beginners from BBC Education. Covering familiar subjects in familiar styles, they could easily escape notice amongst many other titles with similar objectives and presentation - but what makes them stand out is the friendliness of the texts. Remarks such as 'Nothing can make the world light up like the sun' and 'A wet dog looks and feels different from a dry dog' may not, on their own, advance our knowledge of anything by very much but they don't half endear to us the text that carries them and thereby produce books that are a pleasure to read. And this is a great help when so many information series are formula-assembled rather than written.
Definitely worth the attention of early years teachers - especially at this price.