This is a solid resource that enables children to produce items that are appealing to most youngsters. However, children may not immediately choose these books themselves. The illustrations do not jump off the page and appear to be a bit outdated. Each book contains a chapter on the history or background, inner workings, and production of an item. This series would probably be used more often if purchased as a teacher reference.
Library Media Connection 2011
Terrific history of candles and their making a well as lots of new words and hot-to techniques. Highly Recommended.
Richardson Independent School District, June 2011
This title includes much information about the history of candles and candlemaking around the world, as well as scientific information about burn rates, soot, why candles might drip, and the different materials used for wicks. One chapter is devoted to candlemaking instruction for the student reader. Interesting, informative, and presented in clear, uncluttered style. Occasional hyphenation across pages is noticeable as an editing item, but nothing major.
Arlington Independent School District, June 2011
Explores the history and science of candle making. Includes step-by-step instructions for making beeswax and milk carton candles. Other topics include decorating candles and saftey. The included photos are in full color and help make the text more clear.
Library Services Book Review, September 2010