My Shell Book


Fun and facts for children from one of the most trusted names in learning: the Smithsonian Institution.

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Fun and facts for children from one of the most trusted names in learning: the Smithsonian Institution.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The photographs in this book are beautiful, but will kids remember the type of shells, and will it make a difference to those who are attracted to board books? A conch shell fills a page as does the scallop, clam, and nautilus. Some are not commonly found at the beach and may require a visit to a museum or an aquarium. The claim is that these are fun facts to help children learn. There is also a caution on the back cover, which asks kids to protect natural habitats by not collecting shells from beaches. On my recent outing, the pretty shells have nearly disappeared. With that in mind, a book like this may be as close as many kids will come to seeing actual shells. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
From the Smithsonian, an ingenious introduction to shapes and seashells. A series of questionsandanswers lead toddlers through a gallery of shells: "What is fanshaped with stripes and ridges? A scallop shell!" appears next to a dramatic photograph of said shell on the sand. Some images respond better than others to the concept, but all in all, it's a lovely way to engage older toddlers in some valueadded beachcombing. Publishes simultaneously with My Beach Book (9780061115745).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061115769
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/27/2008
  • Pages: 16
  • Sales rank: 708,351
  • Age range: 4 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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