About Habitats: Wetlands

About Habitats: Wetlands

by Cathryn Sill, John Sill
     
 

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The second title in a new series for the very young highlights the defining characteristics of various habitats, including plant and animal life, using examples from around the world. Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into wetlands habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand

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The second title in a new series for the very young highlights the defining characteristics of various habitats, including plant and animal life, using examples from around the world. Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into wetlands habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what wetlands are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how wetlands help maintain the delicate balance among Earth's environments.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3- The Sills apply the successful approach of their "About..." animals series to introduce children to various environments. Like About Habitats: Deserts (Peachtree, 2007), Wetlands features full-page watercolor paintings that strikingly illustrate the factual information conveyed by a sentence or two on the facing pages. Animal and plant species included in the paintings are noted. The artwork is stunning, filled with realistic details and a beautiful balance of colors. The format would work well as a read-aloud choice to convey basic explanations about different types of wetlands (swamps, bogs, marshes, vernal pools) and their ecological importance. Independent readers or browsers could enjoy perusing the book themselves. Those seeking more detail will find additional facts related to each painting in the afterword. Report writers might also consider Jeanne Weaver's Wetlands Journey (National Geographic, 2007) or Carolyn Scrace's Life in the Wetlands (Children's Press, 2005).-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Children's Literature - Colleen Kessler
Part of the "About Habitats" series, this book focuses on the intriguing wetland ecosystem. As most elementary school science curriculums include a study of habitats during the early elementary years, this book would make a welcome addition to elementary libraries and classrooms alike. The book uses bright and detailed illustrations to highlight the unique characteristics of the wetlands. Each spread features a sentence or two about wetlands accompanied by a vivid full-page illustration. Captions detail what the reader is seeing in each illustration. The book includes an introductory glossary that highlights several of the words that readers will encounter as they read. There is an afterword that gives more detail for adults and more advanced readers that may want to know more about what they have read. It also includes a more detailed glossary and lists of books and websites children can turn to for further information. Reviewer: Colleen Kessler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561456895
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Series:
About Habitats Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
178,821
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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