Jellyfish

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Text and photographs introduce jellyfish, their physical characteristics including their soft, bell-shaped body and tentacles, and describes their behavior such as their stinging abilities and eating habits.
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Text and photographs introduce jellyfish, their physical characteristics including their soft, bell-shaped body and tentacles, and describes their behavior such as their stinging abilities and eating habits.
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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 entry for young readers shows the remarkable variety and ethereal beauty of these invertebrates. One photograph shows a jelly bigger than a diver, while stating that jellies' sizes range bigger than a person or small as a penny. Some have long tentacles, some short; tentacles are adept at catching and stinging fish, then pulling their prey into their stomachs. Yet some fish swim with jellies because the association keeps them safe from other predators. One fact—that jellies sometimes gather in groups called smacks—is one I have never encountered in other books about jellies. The book includes a simple glossary, a bibliography, a reference to FactHound.com, 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.
—JudyCrowder
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Oversized, with large, brilliant color photos, these books are surefire eye candy to lure beginning readers into deciphering the brief, simplistic texts. ("What are clown fish? Clown fish are brightly colored fish.") In each book, spreads include a photo (full page at least) opposite a line or two of large-print text. For those not yet able to handle such titles as Twig C. George's lyrical Jellies (Millbrook 2000), the books are informative, within their limitations. Though designed for educational use, these sparklingly colorful titles may find room where marine-life materials are popular and easy nonfiction is in short supply.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736851121
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Under the Sea Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 323,268
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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