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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Book Review Oscar and the Moth

"Oscar is a curious kitten and one evening, as he watches the sunset, he is full of questions about light and dark.  Luckily Moth is nearby and can help with the answers."


Among the birthday presents Junior received this year were two lovely books about a curious kitten called Oscar.

The "Oscar" series is published by Walker Books, who publish awesome books for children and whose offerings include Maisy the Mouse, and "Oscar" is written by Geoff Waring.

Aimed at children in the KS1 age-range, the "Oscar" series is a clever way of introducing scientific concepts to kids through the medium of a story, so they're learning without realising they're learning.  As home educators, we like this way of doing things. :)


Oscar and the Moth introduces the idea of light and dark, and touches on the earth's rotation explaining very simply why we feel warm during the day but cold at night.  A great story all by itself, I love the way the book handles some of the common questions little ones ask about day and night, and the conclusion pages which encourage question-and-answer sessions discussing what Oscar (and the reader) has found out thanks to his helpful friend Moth.

Oscar and the Moth

We'll definitely be getting some more "Oscar" books.

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