Islands

Islands

by Sheila Anderson
     
 
An introduction to the basic characteristics of an island.

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An introduction to the basic characteristics of an island.

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
What is an island? How is an island formed? What does an island look like? An island is a land form, a piece of land that is surrounded on all sides by water. Some islands are mountaintops that stick out of the water, while others are volcanoes emitting lava. Some islands are in the ocean, while others are located in lakes. Animals and plants live on islands, as do people who often use natural resources to support themselves. There are many interesting things to do on islands, and this book provides incredibly appetizing photographs for young readers to experience with each flip of the page. Readers will travel around the world exploring islands of all different sizes, shapes, and geography. At the end of the book, children will find a detailed explanation of a volcanic island, along with an array of facts about islands. For instance, many types of animals live in the Galapagos Islands in South America, including the giant tortoise, who can live to be 150 years old. There is also a helpful glossary with pictures and definitions of terms used in the book. Islands is a delightful read for young explorers who seek knowledge and understanding of the world around them and a good addition to school libraries. The breathtaking photographs take children on a visual journey through the natural world. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822585947
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
First Step Nonfiction - Landforms Ser.
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sheila Anderson is a former teacher and an author of juvenile nonfiction books, including a number of titles in the First Step Nonfiction and Pull Ahead Books series.

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