Text and photographs introduce dolphins and their physical characteristics including their blowholes, their size, and their flippers.
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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 features dolphins, a favorite aquatic mammal of young children. Photographs feature these seemingly smiling animals swimming in sun-dappled water and near bottom vegetation, in pods or jumping out of water. One page shows a dolphin swimming into a school of fish, its prey. As with other books in this series, the text explains how dolphins' tails and flippers help them maneuver in the water. Size, the book explains, ranges from as long as a bicycle—small dolphins—to as big as a school bus. The author does not point out that some dolphins are fresh water dwellers. The book includes a simple glossary, a bibliography, a reference to, an age-appropriate and safe Internet site for further research, plus an index. Identifying specific species would have been a welcome addition since young children often like to hear specific names. 2005, Pebble Plus/Capstone Press, Ages 2 to 6.
—Judy Crowder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736851114
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Under the Sea Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 702,261
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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