Q. Why don't teachers use science picture books in primary grades?
A. Reading and writing science are different from typical primary narratives. Predominance of the story genre. Not aware such books are available. Undermine the hands-on approach to science.
CC Pappas. Reading Research Quarterly (Apr/May/Jun 06), 226.
[RayS: Raises question as to how best to use information books in the primary grades.]