Sleep Is for Everyone (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science 1)

by Paul Showers (Author) Wendy Watson (Illustrator)

Sleep Is for Everyone (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science 1)

Read and find out about sleep in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book. Why do you get sleepy? When you feel tired, your body is telling you that it needs a rest. Everyone needs sleep. Babies need lots of sleep. Grown-ups need less. But no one can go without sleep for long. A team of scientists stayed awake for as long as they could to see what could happen. Read and find out some wide-eyed facts about the science of shut-eye. This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades.

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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PreS-Gr 2--A basic look at a necessary activity. Showers describes the sleeping positions of several animals and asks readers to think about their own positions (standing up or lying down) while they sleep. The different amounts of sleep required by humans of various ages are indicated from infant through adult. Comparisons are made between the arms and legs, which can be rested during the day, and the brain, which requires sleep in order to relax. The book briefly shows how sleep deprivation affected a group of scientists, and points out similar responses such as lack of concentration in overtired children or parents. The final pages describe what its like to fall asleep. The bright cut-paper cartoons feature people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and genders, set against both daylight and nighttime scenes. This is a thoughtful place to begin learning about bodily processes or perhaps for parents needing help dealing with bedtime and its importance.--Marsha McGrath, Clearwater Public Library, FL
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Guided Reading Level
Publication date
May 01, 1997
Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science 1
BISAC categories
JUV036000 - Juvenile Fiction | Science & Technology
JUV010000 - Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
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