Clown Fish


Text and photographs introduce clown fish, their physical characteristics including their bright colors, their fins, and some of their behavioral traits like living with sea anemones in coral reefs.
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Text and photographs introduce clown fish, their physical characteristics including their bright colors, their fins, and some of their behavioral traits like living with sea anemones in coral reefs.
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Children's Literature
Until recently, teachers of children that are non- or beginning readers had to improvise when teaching about aquatic creatures. This meant anything from finding and mounting their own pictures and relating facts to using books meant for older students, putting the text into simpler sentences. Now along comes the "Under the Sea" series with a large format, colorful underwater photographs and word count per book of 125 words or less. The texts are well crafted, with special words repeated for easy learning. The size and shape of these books with their colorful attractive covers make them appealing to teacher and student alike. Not only do they have a consulting editor, but an educational consultant, a member of the Southwest Marine/Aquatic Educator's Association. This title, Clown Fish, tells about these bright orange fish that live mostly near coral reefs in a cooperative arrangement with sea anemones. The clown fish are shown individually, in their habitats and cleaning the anemones—eating the food that anemones leave behind. But what preys on clown fish? The book includes a simple glossary, a bibliography, a reference to, an age-appropriate and safe Internet site for further research, plus an index. 2005, Pebble Plus/Capstone Press, Ages 2 to 6.
—Judy Crowder
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Oversized, with large, brilliant color photos, these books are surefire eye candy to lure beginning readers into deciphering the brief, simplistic texts. ("What are clown fish? Clown fish are brightly colored fish.") In each book, spreads include a photo (full page at least) opposite a line or two of large-print text. For those not yet able to handle such titles as Twig C. George's lyrical Jellies (Millbrook 2000), the books are informative, within their limitations. Though designed for educational use, these sparklingly colorful titles may find room where marine-life materials are popular and easy nonfiction is in short supply.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736851107
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Under the Sea Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 524,667
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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