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One Very Curious Cat

Here’s regular contributor Debbie Glade’s impression of this smart and stylish series. “I love Candlewick Press books! Oscar and the Snail: A Book About Things We Use is unique, creative and educational.” Read more below:

This “Start with Science Book” features Oscar the curious white kitten, who loves to explore both inside and out, like kittens often do. But this special 0763640395medcat asks a lot of questions about why things are the way they are. Through his snail friend, Oscar learns about how birds use items they find like sticks and feathers to make their nests, why rocks don’t float and even how glass is made. Oscar and the Snail introduces very young children, age 4 and up, to the science of making things out of different materials and why we use those materials. At the end of the book is a simple chart that 07636403951summarizes what Oscar learned in the garden and where the materials come from. Written and illustrated by Geoff Waring, this simple little book is really quite sophisticated. Click here to read about more books in the “Oscar” series.

debbiegladeDebbie Glade is the author, illustrator and voice talent of the award-winning children’s picture book The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica, published by Smart Poodle Publishing. She visits South Florida schools with her reading, writing and geography programs. For years, Debbie was a travel writer for luxury cruise lines. She writes parenting articles for various websites and is the Geography Awareness Editor for She blogs daily at

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