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An Island Grows by Lola M. Schaefer

An Island Grows

by Lola M. Schaefer

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"An Island Grows," describes the process for a volcanic island to form. The process starts with magma underneath the ocean flowing to create an island. The author began to describe how the island forms, and how people populate it and it flourishes.

The illustrations were simple yet affective. The author utilized rhyme and repetition. Rhyme gave the story a good flow, and the repetition showed that this is a continuing cycle. ( )
  ShelbyNicks | Sep 27, 2017 |
An Island Grows is an information picture book about how an island emerges from the middle of the ocean. The story uses the terms magma and lava to describe how an island grows. The story describes each step from the stone breaking and water quaking to people inhabiting, living, and working on the island. Then, far away beneath the sea, the process begins again.
The story is written in short sentences with to the point descriptions. The sentences also rhyme.
The illustrations depict what is happening in each stage of an island growing.
This would be a great information book to teach children about volcanoes, lava, magma, and what happens beneath the sea and above to creat an island in the middle of the ocean. ( )
  sschilling | Sep 20, 2017 |
This book is a perfect to teaching tool for young children to show the science on how an island is formed. The texts are very simple and short, but they have a rhyming pattern that helps keep children intrigued. The illustrations are very basic, I would like them to have a little more detail to keep kids looking at the pages. ( )
  charlsea | Sep 6, 2017 |
This informational story made in colorful paper collage, dominated by the greens, tells in details how an island is form and populated. Rhythmically written with rhymes and simple verbs in present tense, to also practice nouns in two word sentences, and the perfect practice, for those emergent readers. The joy in the multicultural characters, is accentuated by the lines created first in the drawings and then cut. In a simple way, this book gives a Geology and an Anthropology demonstration, by open a discussion on how the earth is form, and the role of agriculture in the subsistence.
  eearly15 | Apr 11, 2016 |
A charming book with lovely pictures that explains how islands are formed. As it goes through the steps there are plenty of opportunities to speak with the kids (you are reading to) about what is happening and how the pattern in nature works. ( )
  emtimmins | Aug 14, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0066239303, Hardcover)

This is the story of the birth of an island, from the first red-hot glow of magma at the bottom of the ocean, to the flowing lava that hardens and builds up higher and higher until, finally, it breaks through the water′s surface.

And then, life comes to the island. First come the small plants and animals, and later, people. This is a tale as old-and as new-as the ground we walk on.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:22 -0400)

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Lava flows, waves pound, sands mound, and an island is born, and as it grows, life thrives.

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