by Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm
ill. by Molly Bang
Caldecott Award-winning children's writer and illustrator Molly Bang and MIT professor Penny Chisholm explain solar energy and photosynthesis in terms children can appreciate and understand. The narrative begins with a compelling, "Listen to me," spoken by the sun. Children discover all the amazing things "your golden star" can do – from warming land and sea, melting glaciers and creating winds to providing the energy for all living things. Children gain a clear understanding of their connection with nature and appreciate why photosynthesis is important to all forms of life. In a separate segment the authors comment on the extensive notes at the end of the book, providing additional information and extending the learning experience. Includes A Conversation With the Authors.