Nonfiction Monday: Things that Float and Things that Don’t by David Adler

I almost didn’t borrow this book to preview because I thought the illustrations looked blah and unattractive. Well, I still think they’re not the strongest part of the book, but it’s such a good explanation of science concepts for young kids that I purchased it for the library anyways.

The book starts with a sort of general introduction and question. There is a lot of water in the world and people have been using it to travel and move things for a long time. However, how do you know what floats and what sinks? Why does a boat full of people float, but a pebble sinks?

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Jennifer at Jean Little Library