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Q Is for Quark: A Science Alphabet Book

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A is for Atom, B is for Black Hole, C is for Clone-hang on to your test tubes, we'?re covering a lot of ground here! But both the science-curious and the science-phobic are in for a treat as the author of one of the wittiest math books around takes on a new topic. Ranging freely from DNA to jet-propelled squid to proof that it'?s best to prepare dragon tonic using the metr ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Tricycle Press (first published August 6th 2001)
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Sep 14, 2014 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of the best "kid" books to have just living on your bookshelf or in your classroom. Let kids discover this book, browse it where their curiosity takes them. My kids, now 15 and 13, still refer to things they learned by reading this book.

Just not as deftly put together and illustrated as some of the other math books by the same author. The humor is also a bit lame.

This book should be on the shelves of most homes, but it's not an everyday book. It's also not a book children are likely to "crave." It's a good book that covers science and is appropriate for late stage picture book readers who want to read on their own.

The material is dense and the illustrations are sparse.
Feb 25, 2008 Sally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not as familiar with this book as G is for Googol, but it's the exact same premise, but for science. I think the material is a little more advanced and theoretical. Still for upper elementary and middle school and up. Many adults could use the fun introduction to a wide selection of science topics!
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