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Why are the Ice Caps Melting? The Dangers of Global Warming Hardcover – 31 Oct 2006

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  • Hardcover: 33 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Childrens Book Group (31 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060546697
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060546694
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 26.1 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,253,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Anne Rockwell has written numerous books for children, including "At the Beach" and "The First Snowfall, " both illustrated by Harlow Rockwell. She lives in Stamford, Connecticut.

Paul Meisel has illustrated many books for children, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?, Energy Makes Things Happen, and What Happens to Our Trash? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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It is not right that children should be fed unprovable theories like this current book aimed at kids. The very title is misleading: the ice caps are not melting, and although the Arctic sea ice has been in retreat for a number of years, those at the Antarctic are at their greatest extent in living memory. The book purports to provide scientific facts but fails dismally, and it is morally wrong, in my opinion, to feed such material to children, whether at school or in the home.
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I teach a Montessori Class of 5 -7 year olds and this book really caught all of their attentions and made them concerned and in awe of the greenhouse effect. They decided to do a project on global warming and turn our school into a green school. The book was laid out in a very easy to understand format with some great illustrations. I really recommend this book to anyone wanting to teach their kids about the cause of global warming, what it is and what we can do to help
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great, current book for children 14 May 2007
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I used this book for a unit I taught recently on natural resources and conservation, and my second graders loved it! One of the few books on the subject geared toward younger children, this book does a great job of presenting global warming in simple, kid-friendly terms without distortion. The fun and accessible illustrations are very engaging; my students spent several minutes just examining the page with plankton and other sea life. They came away from the book with both a sense of urgency about the topic and the conviction that they can do something to help.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Science Resource for Young Readers... 5 Dec. 2006
By J. Worth - Published on Amazon.com
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Global warming is a scary topic for a children's book, but one that children need to know about. In WHY ARE THE ICE CAPS MELTING, author Anne Rockwell writes about this topic in a voice that children can understand. Ms. Rockwell explains why the ice caps are melting, what global warming is, what the greenhouse effect is, and most important of all, she tells children what they can do to help stop this from happening.

Written in a friendly, mentoring style, WHY ARE THE ICE CAPS MELTING will inform children while fostering a good attitude towards conservation and our environment. Illustrated with cute, but educational, pictures from talented artist Paul Meisel, WHY ARE THE ICE CAPS MELTING takes children on a journey that will affect them the rest of their lives. After all, we all share this planet, and will for the rest of our lives.

Kudos to Ms. Rockwell for tackling such a tough subject and breaking it down to make it easily understandable to our most important audience! This book is an excellent resource, one that can easily be used to teach children basic science concepts about global warming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for young readers! 6 Dec. 2014
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Great intro book if you're just starting on the topic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 May 2015
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My students love this book
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1.0 out of 5 stars Propaganda for kids 2 Jan. 2015
By Dr. P. R. Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
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Why should young children be subjected to wrong and misleading theories about climate? The very title is quite misleading: why are the ice caps melting? Although the sea ice in the Arctic has been retreating for many years, that at the other end of the globe is actually at its greatest extent for many years. At least provide children with some semblance of the truth and with a scientific basis, rather than half-digested ideas which is actually propaganda from the green lobby.
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