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101 Things to Do Before You Grow Up SPI Edition
Contributor(s): Dower, Laura, Koken, Alexandra (Editor), Barder, Gemma (Editor), Evans, Fay (Editor), Bramall, Dan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1633220036     ISBN-13: 9781633220034
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
    OUR PRICE: $11.70  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: March 2015
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Annotation: Suggests a variety of accomplishments to learn, including recreational activities, craft projects, recipes, and useful skills from juggling or making a snow globe to using chopsticks, and provides simple instructions for each one.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Amusements; Juvenile literature.
Amusements.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Activity Books
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Reference
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Crafts & Hobbies
Dewey: 790.1/922
LCCN: bl2015002340
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.75" (0.80 lbs)
 
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Contributor Bio(s):

The creative team of Weldon Owen create visually splendid, mind-expanding books that nurture a wide range of readers' passions, be they practical, creative, adventurous, or all-out fun.



Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 July)

Gr 3–6—In this spiral bound how-to book, readers will find a variety of activities that they can do at home with just a few materials and minimal adult supervision. The types of activities vary from simple science experiments to arts and crafts projects to magic tricks to cooking and more, such as "Play with Shadow Puppets," "Get Ready to Go Camping," and "Make Your Own Chia Head." Dower devotes a page or spread to each activity. Each page is a different color, and the directions are rendered in a small typeface, which makes reading the text difficult on the darker backgrounds. The instructions are fairly brief and feature drawings rather than photographs, so completing the projects may be challenging. There is a check-off box at the end of each activity with a space to write the date completed. VERDICT Though this title may have been envisioned as a bucket list of activities for tweens, the execution is a bit lacking.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Jefferson, LA

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 August)

Gr 3–6—In this spiral bound how-to book, readers will find a variety of activities that they can do at home with just a few materials and minimal adult supervision. The types of activities vary from simple science experiments to arts and crafts projects to magic tricks to cooking and more, such as "Play with Shadow Puppets," "Get Ready to Go Camping," and "Make Your Own Chia Head." Dower devotes a page or spread to each activity. Each page is a different color, and the directions are rendered in a small typeface, which makes reading the text difficult on the darker backgrounds. The instructions are fairly brief and feature drawings rather than photographs, so completing the projects may be challenging. There is a check-off box at the end of each activity with a space to write the date completed. VERDICT Though this title may have been envisioned as a bucket list of activities for tweens, the execution is a bit lacking.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Jefferson, LA

[Page 106]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.