In One Tidepool: Crabs, Snails and Salty Tails

In One Tidepool: Crabs, Snails and Salty Tails

by Anthony D. Fredericks, Jennifer DiRubbio
     
 

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Go on a field trip between two covers with Tony to a special, brilliant habitat, a tidepool. A whole community of creatures lives there! Humor, a fun rhyme, good science, and brilliant illustrations come together in a clear, easily understood package. Two pages of Field Notes and fun facts at the back of the book offer intriguing glimpses of these creatures, from

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Go on a field trip between two covers with Tony to a special, brilliant habitat, a tidepool. A whole community of creatures lives there! Humor, a fun rhyme, good science, and brilliant illustrations come together in a clear, easily understood package. Two pages of Field Notes and fun facts at the back of the book offer intriguing glimpses of these creatures, from snails to sponges.

Editorial Reviews

Walter C. Dudley
. . . vivid descriptions of life in a tidepool are both enticing to young readers as well as accurate. . . . I highly recommend it.
Terrence E. Young
. . . Tony's rhyming text of humor and wit are broad-based and so amusing that this title will appeal to a wide range of readers.>
April Pulley Sayre
. . .a joyful and fantastical journey. . . . packed with intriguing facts that will spark kids' imaginations and encourage further exploration.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In this eye-catching title, a little girl peers into a tidepool and observes the animals living there. The text begins with a wisecracking, unrhymed letter to the "Two-Armed Explorer" from a sea star. From there it moves to a rhymed description of a coastline; a spread with the single line, "This is the tidepool"; and then a rhymed tribute to the "curly-haired girl with wondering eyes" who "truly cared" for the creatures. Finally, the bulk of the book is a "House-That-Jack-Built"-style cumulative rhyme introducing barnacles, fish, anemones, a sponge, snails, crabs, limpets, and a sea star. Fitting the creatures' behavior into verse occasionally strains the rhythm and choice of verb tense, but the imagery is apt and engaging. A page of field notes gives brief information about each of the animals, and several bibliographies list other books about the shore, by the author, and by the publisher. Full-bleed, double-page illustrations are bright and detailed, bordering on the surreal in color and pattern. In all, the book is a heartfelt effort, but it is not truly successful as a coherent whole.-Ellen Heath, Orchard School, Ridgewood, NJ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584692096
Publisher:
Dawn Publications
Publication date:
10/10/2012
Series:
Sharing Nature with Children Book Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,081,341
File size:
27 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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