William Bentley discovers a way to photograph snowflakes.Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Word Count: 979
Book Level: 4.4
CHILDREN: SNOW! Need I say more? Children like it when Bentley gets his camera. They like seeing how he gets to do what he loves to do.
PARENTS: Purely fascinating. Definitely one to check out again.
TEACHERS: Teachers can use this to introduce a unit about weather, jobs, or inventions.
WRITERS: I enjoyed the perseverance. YOUR TURN: If you have a story about perseverance, study this one. Another great companion study: My Brother Loved Snowflakes: The Story of Wilson A. Bentley, the Snowflake Man by Mary Bahr, illustrated by Laura Jacobsen (Boyds Mills Press, 2002). I haven't read this one yet, but I'd like to.