What Is Science?

What Is Science?

By Rebecca Kai Dotlich; Sachiko Yoshikawa (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805073942, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2006


A whirlwind tour through the intriguing world of science

What exactly is science? Stars and planets, rocks and soil, hurricanes and airplanes science is all of these things and so much more. It's also about curiosity: asking questions and exploring possible answers.

Through simple words and child-friendly illustrations, this poetic picture book introduces young children to the exciting and ever-changing world of science.

"What Is Science?" is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author
Poet and picture book author Rebecca Kai Dotlich has written several children's books, including Grandpa Loves, illustrated by Kathryn Brown; Over in the Pink House: New Jump-Rope Rhymes, illustrated by Melanie Hall; and What is Science?, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. This is her first title in the I Can Read Book line. She lives in Indiana.

SACHIKO YOSHIKAWA grew up in Tokyo but spent many summers visiting the beaches of southern Japan. Her childhood memories served as inspiration when creating the pictures for "Beach Is to Fun". Ms. Yoshikawa is also the illustrator of" Stars". She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband.