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Do You Know about Fish?
     

Do You Know about Fish?

by Buffy Silverman
 

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What do a shark, a seahorse, and a ray have in common? They're all fish! But do you know what makes a fish a fish? Read this book to find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning

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What do a shark, a seahorse, and a ray have in common? They're all fish! But do you know what makes a fish a fish? Read this book to find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
One of Lightning Bolt's "Meet the Animal Groups" series, this book presents the very young reader with a basic question—what do we know about fish? Aren't they all about the same? Not at all! Although fish have common parts such as gills, scales, fins, etc., the variety is amazing. Some fish are as large as a schoolroom, some are smaller than your pinky finger. Fish fins can serve different purposes—steering, keeping a fish upright in the water, turning and stopping. Scales can vary from being like roof shingles to looking like teeth (shark scales) to becoming pointy (porcupine fish). What about fish insides? They all have backbones like people. Fish must breathe like people but they use their mouths and gills. Especially interesting is the fact that fish can tell when other animals are swimming nearby with tubes, called lateral lines on the outsides of their bodies. The book goes on to discuss predator-prey interaction, reproduction and special sorts of fish like seahorses or electric eels. This colorful book with its lively format is a fine introduction to this animal group for very young readers. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2–Like the books in the “Lightning Bolt Books: Animal Close-Ups” series, which incorporates funky photography with an inspired layout, these titles are colorful, fun, and engaging introductions to topics of broad appeal. Each volume features a different animal group, discusses what it eats, how it raises its young, and where it lives. The informal style does not work as well with the broader topic of groups as it does with the specific animals discussed in “Lightning Bolt Books: Animal Close-Ups,” but that is a minor complaint. Fun facts and lists of current further-reading sources make this set a great starting point for young researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580138581
Publisher:
Lerner Classroom
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,142,710
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

Buffy Silverman enjoys finding bats, birds, bugs, and other animals near her home in Michigan. When she's not exploring the great outdoors, she writes science books for children. Her stories have also appeared in Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, Highlights, Odyssey, and Ranger Rick.

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