Sunday, August 18, 2013

Oscar and the Snail: A Science Mentor Text

Hi all.  I'm linking up once again with the Collaboration Cuties for their weekly Mentor Text Link Up.  This week's topic is science.
My pick is Geoff Waring's Oscar and the Snail: A Book About the Things We Use.  This book caught my eye because of the lovely illustrations (plus we have a gray and white spotted cat at home and Oscar reminds me of her).

Oscar is in a garden and wonders about the "things we use."  His friend snail provides him with some really good answers.  He learns what materials birds use to build their nests.  He sees that some things float and some things sink.  He also finds out where things like paper, bread, and bricks come from.  This book can help your kids start make connections between things found in their everyday life and where those things originated.

And best of all, this book is part of a series of Oscar science books.  I love reoccurring characters.  The other books are just as gorgeous and cover topics such as sound, growing, electricity, and more.   
Oscar and the Snail proves that science topics can be presented in a simple and artful way.

There are more super science recommendations at Collaboration Cuties.  Be sure to check them out.

Also be sure to check out the BIG Back to School Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers.  
This is my first sale and I would love for you to check out my little store.

Thanks for reading and have a great week.


  1. OH- Again, Amber- I just love this book. You share so many I haven't seen before that are wonderful. What a good idea for science. I hope your year is off to a great start.
    :) Carolyn
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  3. This book looks wonderful. I will have to check the series out. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This book looks great! New to us so that's great!
    Tamra and Sarah