In Arctic Watersby Laura Crawford, Ben Hodson
This arctic adaptation of “This is the House that Jack Built” follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around “the ice that floats in the Arctic waters.” Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The “For Creative Minds”… See more details below
This arctic adaptation of “This is the House that Jack Built” follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around “the ice that floats in the Arctic waters.” Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The “For Creative Minds” section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.
- Sylvan Dell Publishing
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Laura Crawford (In Arctic Waters) is currently the reading specialist at Sleepy Hollow School in the Chicago area. While teaching a science unit on the Arctic region, she became fascinated with the unique animals of the Arctic. The cumulative tale, In Arctic Waters, is the result of her curiosity and was written with her students in mind. Laura is also the author of The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving From A to Z and some leveled readers for Scott Foresman. She is an active member in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and credits her success to the SCBWI critique groups. In her free time, Laura loves to visit the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago with her nieces Madilynn and Lauren. They love the belugas!
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I really loved this cleverly written book with the colorful, kid-friendly illustrations. Author Laura Crawford did an excellent job with her rhyming text that introduces each arctic animal and then builds on sentences that make for a fun read. I give this one a high five for its terrific text, storyline, and awesome, refreshing illustrations. If your children love water and animals, this is the book for them! As with all Sylvan Dell books, there's a section at the end entitled 'For Creative Minds' that is also available online. It contains sections on: 'Arctic Waters', 'The Inuit', 'Arctic Animal Adaptations', 'Polar Bears', 'Walruses', 'Seals', 'Narwhals', and 'Beluga Whales'. There is also a section on: 'Creative Sparks ¿ Mix and Match Activity Book'. Gayle Jacobson-Huset ¿ Managing Editor Stories for Children Magazine
In Arctic Waters What an enjoyable way to learn about Arctic sea and land animals in this rhyming tale! The book, created by author Laura Crawford, has the cadence and cumulative story of the rhyme ¿The House That Jack Built.¿ It is wonderful that the charm and humor in the book is such that a young child can easily identify with each animal. Ben Hodson¿s paintings wed the rhyming text perfectly. Children will delight in the expressions of each animal, expressions that tell the tale as much as the text. At the end of the book there is a mini encyclopedia where the inquisitive child can learn more about each animal. It can also be the basis of a classroom unit. Highly recommended for ages three to seven.