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What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? (Wells of Knowledge Science)

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Compares the speed of various animals, from humans to cheetahs to peregrine falcons, with even faster things like rockets, meteroids, and light.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Albert Whitman & Company
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Laura (Book Scrounger)
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 00-pre-k, science
Another fun and informative title in the Wells of Knowledge series. This one deals with speed, and starts with a cheetah, then a peregrine falcon, but quickly progresses to man-made vehicles, then space objects, and ends with light. It's a nice way to learn about speed even before the actual "miles per hour" stats mean a whole lot to kids. I confess, I probably couldn't have told you whether a meteoroid was faster than a rocket or not, so I learned something too.
ESF Tsing Yi
This is an engaging non-fiction book that not only illustrates useful facts about the natural world, but also introduces key scientific and critical thinking concepts such as free associations, formulating questions and making comparisons. Fun illustrations, too.
Alicia
Jun 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids, science
I love the way this book catches a child's interest with the question it poses and then adds to it.
Melissa
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is an absolute favorite in our home. Robert Wells makes topics so understandable for kids and presents them in a fun way.
John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Just a fun and enjoyable children's book that will be loved by the whole family.
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What's faster? A flashlight!
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