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Rivers wind through earth cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long 18 miles wide and than a mile deep known as the Grand CanyonHome to an astonishing variety of plants and animal. This educational book on the Grand Canyon is fantastic The artwork is amazing and there is a ton of information in it There are little cutouts here and there to keep 5 year old boys engaged This goes through all the layers of the canyon and it imagines what the canyon looked like at that time millions of years ago There were 2 distinct eras when the whole canyon was under the sea That is crazy to me We see all the animals at the different levels and so much information is given about the canyon Any child interested in the way the world works will love this It s a nice little story and it is well researched My kids are very wiggly right now and not interested in anything serious I don t know why but they just want to laugh and be free go figure So they were interested in this for a bit and lost interest and then got interested again It wasn t easy finishing this The nephew gave this 2 stars for being so slow while the niece does enjoy learning even being suirmy She was interested just not now so she gave this 3 stars I would say this is for kids with focus and interest in learning things

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Grand Canyon

S that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia the Grand Canyon is much than just a hole in the ground Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder discovering life both present and past Wea. Grand Canyon is a nonfiction picturebook packed with well researched textual and visual information about Grand Canyon s geology and ecologyAnd the thoroughness of the back matter is truly impressiveBut even though it doesn t shy away from the scientific vocabulary Jason Chin s tour like narration is clear and engaging What is some of Chin s gorgeous photorealistic illustrations which follow a father and daughter of East Asian descent on their hike include die cuts that serve like windows to the ancient environments during different stages of the Grand Canyon s formationAnd the last double gate fold is breathtaking

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Ve in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago perhaps in a completely different environment Complete with a spectacular double gatefold an intricate map and extensive back matte. Jason Chin authorartist extraordinaire whose previous picture book forays into the world of natural history include Redwoods Coral Reefs and Island A Story of the Gal pagos here turns his attention to the grandest canyon on earth and the result is a distinct triumph Using the imaginative framing device of a young girl and her father hiking up from the bottom of the canyon to the South Rim Chin often uses a fictional framing device to highlight his non fictional content the book explores the different levels of this magnificent geological formation progressing through time as the characters move upward through different layers of rock Species of animal and plant life present in each distinct eco system Grand Canyon contains many are featured in border illustrations around the main panel on each page Fossils that the girl finds on her hike are revealed via die cut hole in the page with the ancient ecosystem that produced them the oceans deserts and mudflats that once covered the area revealed on the next page An extensive afterword gives information about the region and includes an author s note and an extensive list of sources and further readingI have long been a fan of Jason Chin whose works of picture book natural history are freuently as entertaining as they are educational I recommend his books all the time at work and always draw people s attention to his use of fictional story lines to make his non fictional elements engaging and relatable to young people I was therefore thrilled to see Grand Canyon and now that I have had the chance to read through it can report that it is the best yet of Chin s many amazing books I finished the book feeling better informed about the Grand Canyon and with a much stronger desire to visit this amazing place The artwork done in pen and ink watercolor and gouache is simply breathtaking capturing the awesome beauty of its subject The innovative design with die cut holes and a full four page fold out painting of the Grand Canyon as a whole makes the book all the enjoyable In short an amazing work Highly recommended to anyone looking for picture books with an ecological or scientific theme as well as to anyone intending to visit the Grand Canyon Hopefully one day the latter category will include me


10 thoughts on “Grand Canyon

  1. says:

    I loved every single thing about this book 5 full stars I’ve always wanted to be able to rate of a scale of 1 100 and this book would come very close to the 100 mark not true for all my 5 star rated books I love this illustratorauthor and this is probably now my favorite book he’s doneThis is a non fiction book Its fictional aspect are illustrations of father and young daughter exploring the canyon its present and its past tooI learned

  2. says:

    Update post trip I had been to Arizona many times but oddly never once had been to the Grand Canyon one of the geological wonders of the world so it was on that list one makes and this summer we drove to my sister Nancy's n

  3. says:

    This educational book on the Grand Canyon is fantastic The artwork is amazing and there is a ton of information in it There are little cutouts here and there to keep 5 year old boys engaged This goes through all the layers of the canyon and it imagines what the canyon looked like at that time millions of years

  4. says:

    Honestly and yes truth be told Jason Chin really does make me very much want to visit the Grand Canyon in person with this simply marvellous marriage of informative text and brightly imaginative but still always realistic accompanying illustrations and yes I can certainly see how and why Grand Canyon won Chin a 2018 Caldecott Honour designation Informative and engaging without in my opinion even once being monotonous d

  5. says:

    Stunning illustrations with engaging text Do not miss the extensive back matter with additional information and resources ab

  6. says:

    Grand Canyon is a nonfiction picturebook packed with well researched textual and visual information about Grand Canyon's geology and ecologyAnd the thoroughness of the back matter is truly impressiveBut even though it doesn't shy away from the scientific vocabulary Jason Chin's tour like narration is clear and engaging What is some of Chin

  7. says:

    I can see why this book won so many awards This was obviously a labor of love for author Chin He takes us through the different levels and habitats of the Grand Canyon introducing us to the flora and fauna of each

  8. says:

    This wonderfully illustrated book discusses the geology and ecology of the Grand Canyon It's certain to be a hit with youngsters vacationing there or who are interested in science I loved the way Chin used margins to extend learning Chin even o

  9. says:

    Jason Chin authorartist extraordinaire whose previous picture book forays into the world of natural history include Redwoods Coral Ree

  10. says:

    Stunning informative mentor text This book is not to be missed

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