Brian P. Cleary
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  “Mrs. Riley Bought Five Itchy Aardvarks” and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing Science Facts: an Adventure in Memory book
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by J.P. Sandy
Millbrook Press / Lerner
  grades 4 through 6
 
   
“Mrs. Riley Bought Five Itchy Aardvarks”
and Other Painless Tricks for
Memorizing Science Facts
:
an Adventures in Memory™ book

They say elephants never forget. Once you read this book, neither will you!

Brian P. Cleary has tips for tackling all types of tricky science facts. This book is bursting with acrostics, acronyms, poems, songs, and more. Need to keep track of the order of the planets? Mel can help. As in: “Mel’s Very Excited Ma Just Served Us Nachos.”

How about photosynthesis? Sing a song about it to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”!

And, better yet, you’ll get ideas for how you can create your very own painless memory tricks. Lively illustrations from J. P. Sandy add to the fun of this unforgettable series!

Reviews

“Readers can learn how to remember simple facts such as that the Earth orbits the Sun and the Moon orbits the Earth, or more challenging information such as the elements of the Mohs hardness scale. . . Colorful cartoons match the lightheartedness of the presentation. Teachers will find several examples useful during related lessons.” (School Library Journal)

“This short (48 pages), well-written, often cleverly phrased, entertaining, humorous, engaging, colorfully illustrated book should be in every school and public library.” (Science Books & Film)

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