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About Habitats: Oceans
     

About Habitats: Oceans

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by Cathryn Sill, John Sill
 

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Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into ocean habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what oceans are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details.

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Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into ocean habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what oceans are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details.

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Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
Oceans and sea life are featured in this beautifully illustrated introduction to the oceans of the world. There are paintings of the Southern, Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Indian Oceans along with tropical and subtropical oceans that include the wildlife native to each ocean. Each page has one informative sentence and a label of the name of the ocean and the animal. An illustration of a world map shows the oceans that are represented in this nonfiction text. Stingrays, sharks, dolphins, whales, clams, lobsters, and turtles are some of the animals that are identified with the various oceans. Facts about the oceans explain what an ocean is, how the oceans are joined together, and how the bottom of the ocean is called the ocean floor. Some plants, such as kelp and seaweed, are also shown. Contrasts are made between how sea animals move in different ways and how some stay in one place. Brief sentences tell how some ocean animals eat meat, and others eat plants. An afterword contains paragraphs with additional information about each page. This afterword would be useful for adults to further explain and provide more details when they are reading with young children. A glossary and bibliography are included in this "About Habitats" series. The text is a very good basic source for science education and interesting reading with visual pleasure. Reviewer: Vicki Foote

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561459605
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/01/2016
Series:
About Habitats
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
563,440
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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About Habitats-Oceans 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
The book Oceans is about the worlds seas and oceans and everything happening in them. My favorite parts of this book were the ways it tied in the importance of the oceans to humans. I think most children just think of the ocean as a place full of water with animals, not as an actual important factor to our society. I read this to my 3 year old cousin and he enjoyed the colorful illustrations of the sea animals. I think this book is also the perfect length for young children. Review by Connor T. age 14, Broward Mensa
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
About Habitats Oceans covers just about the different types of fish, mammals,living plants, the ocean floor and its formation. It contains interesting and fun facts about the ocean. Most ocean animals live near the top of the water. There are mountains at the bottom of the ocean. Some ocean animal eat meat and some eat plants. There is not only a Sea Horse in the ocean there is also a Sea Dragons. I am so impressed with this book! I learned many things about the ocean and ocean animals from reading this book The author and the illustrator brought their talents together to create this fun yet educational book to stimulate a child's mind and curiosity about the creatures of the ocean and their habitats. There is a glossary in the back of the book that will be helpful to the reader. There is also an Afterword that has information about the flora and fauna the child will see in the illustrations. I highly recommend this book for all ages. Disclosure I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.