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Book cover image of I Fall Down by Vicki Cobb

Authors: Vicki Cobb, Julia Gorton
ISBN-13: 9780688178420, ISBN-10: 0688178421
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date Published: October 2004
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Vicki Cobb

Vicki Cobb is a pro at explaining the cohesive and adhesive properties of water. but she can never seem to remember that plants like water too! She finally had to decorate her home with artificial plants to keep from killing the live ones.

Ever since Science Experiments You Can Eat, Vicki Cobb has been delighting children, parents, and teachers with the fun of making science discoveries. Now, with the new Science Play series, she sets her sights on the youngest children. who are natural scientists and are always experimenting. Vicki Cobb and her husband divide their time between their homes in White Plains, New York. and Manchester, Vermont.

Book Synopsis

What happens when you trip or when you drop a ball?

When something falls, which way does it fall?


Do you know what makes things fall? Renowned science author Vicki Cobb explains the weighty subject of gracity with such ease that even the youngest kids will understand. Follow this book with a child who loves to play. Have lots of dropping races. Together you'll learn how much fun falling for science can be.

Exciting hands on activities and irresistible illustrations by Julia Gorton make Science Play a perfect way to learn about science...just for the fun of it!

Elizabeth Young - Children's Literature

This book is evidence that Vicki Cobb's books are not just for homework-laden middle-school students scrambling for a Science Fair project. Here is a title for even preschoolers curious about why they fall down, or why anything falls that does not overwhelm with verbose scientific jargon. Besides being an informative work on gravity, it also presents easy experiments for hands-on activities. An item list is included on a preface page, but everyone is encouraged to augment those supplies with creative variations and items found at home. Simple, uncomplicated illustrations on mostly white backgrounds add to the ease of describing this subject—a feature everyone will appreciate. The "star" of this book, a young freckle-faced lad, appears to have fallen down more than his fair share of times, due to the amount of band-aids he sports! The final page will hopefully send a message to out elementary school children that it is okay to step on a scale and be happy with whatever number appears. Both boys and girls will find this book attractive, as the illustrations are fresh, bright and modern. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 5.

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