How to Build Our World Set Two
Series of 4 titles
Take a tour of different parts of our planet, from deserts to rivers and oceans. Making ecosystems entertaining to young readers, each book dives into how our world is built. Each spread shows what is in a specific part of an ecosystem and then asks the reader to build their own! Celebrate our planet with this fun and engaging series.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||Science, Social Studies|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Features||Index and Table of contents|
SLJ Review of How to Build Our World Set Two
An easy-to-understand breakdown of ecosystems from the bottom up that teaches about how each component is integral to their respective environments.
The art mixes illustrations and real photographs to show the elements at each stage of the building process with a partnership between the concrete images in the still photographs and conceptual ideas presented in the illustrations.
Each ecosystem is built like a diorama with specific pieces such as species in focus one at a time and slowly layered in a way that respects the complexity of the environmental sciences without overwhelming students with minutiae.
VERDICT: This series puts the modeling clay of life science in the hands and
minds of students looking for a spark of creation.