Oscar and the Bird A Book About Electricity by Geoff Waring
  

Synopsis

Oscar and the Bird A Book About Electricity by Geoff Waring

This book presents a lively introduction to a Key Stage 1 Science topic - electricity. Oscar is a curious kitten and when he finds a tractor in a field and accidentally sets the windscreen wiper going, he is full of questions about electricity. Luckily Bird is nearby and together they discuss switches, wires, batteries, circuits, power and safety. This book is the perfect starting place for young children to begin learning about how the world around us works. This series has been specially designed with the assistance of education experts CLPE to support Key Stage 1 Science. It is part of an acclaimed series including Oscar and the Bat (9781406304985) and the 2006 NLA WOW ! Award-winning Oscar and the Frog (9781406304961) and Oscar and the Moth (9781406304954).

Reviews

Geoff Waring's beautiful picture book [gives] enough information to satisfy a thirst for information within pictures that are full of the wonder that lies behind the science. The Guardian on Oscar and the Moth

About the Author

As a child, he worried about the big, bad world (Vietnam, the Cold War), but found escape in bird-watching and messing about in ponds. His parents bought him a pre-formed plastic pond for the garden, where he used to feed his pet tench (called Jaws) with woodlice. His parents were actors, so he spent a lot of time in theatres. He always found the models for the sets more exciting than the plays (though not any more!). He drew and painted birds and insects, but then along came girls and punk rock...

Although he draws a lot with pen and pencil, his books are created solely on the computer in Adobe InDesign, a relatively simple design program (Glamour is designed on it too!), which keeps his pictures bold and simple - almost like having scissors and coloured paper to make a collage. He is not a computer whiz, so to have to learn only one program is fine by him.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: 4+

Author

Geoff Waring
More books by Geoff Waring

Publisher

Publication date

7th September 2009

ISBN

9781406318685


It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools