Ocean and Sea (Scholastic Discover More Series)

Ocean and Sea (Scholastic Discover More Series)

by Steve Parker
     
 

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Scholastic Discover More is a revolutionary new nonfiction line pairing stunning print books with corresponding interactive digital books that extend the learning online.

OCEAN AND SEE unlocks a free 64-page digital companion book, SHARK SPOTTER, offering even more information, photos, and videos!

We know more about Mars than we do about the oceans that cover

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Scholastic Discover More is a revolutionary new nonfiction line pairing stunning print books with corresponding interactive digital books that extend the learning online.

OCEAN AND SEE unlocks a free 64-page digital companion book, SHARK SPOTTER, offering even more information, photos, and videos!

We know more about Mars than we do about the oceans that cover 70 percent of Earth's surface and sustain life on our blue planet. Yet every child is fascinated by sharks, tsunamis, palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs and superstrange-looking deep-sea fish. This book is a genuine contribution to our understanding of the world's last wilderness. It introduces ocean water, geology, tides, waves, and coastlines, then moves on to a stunning catalogue of ocean life, from the smallest sponge to the largest whale. Beautiful original photographs and dramatic modern graphics are combined with up-to-the-minute factual knowledge from marine biologists, conservationists, and explorers.

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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
With its all-inclusive title, this heavy book, part of Scholastic's "Discover More" series, invites the reader to "dive into Earth's most spectacular habitat." What a colorful collection of information! With this in mind, the book offers a sort of road map for getting the most out of it. The book is divided into chapters such as "All about Oceans." Each chapter is divided into a number of stand-alone two-page spreads about a specific topic. These spreads may include a subject headline (title, or what it's about), introduction, "Fact Boxes" that list bits of quick information, " Fascinating Facts" in big, bold print that presents an "amazing fact or quote" plus "More Here" columns that list books to read, places and websites to visit, as well as things to do and not do. Aside from print, each page spread includes breath-taking photo illustration. So whether a young reader may dive into one page or subject, or study a whole chapter, that dive will produce a wealth of information. Parker writes about subjects as complicated as waves, currents and tides and, at the same time, does a fine job of explaining just what a grain of sand might be made of. The book tackles subjects like food webs with a colorful chart, combines maps, photos and colored lines to explain ocean exploration, or present whale "stats" using a collection of pictures—two school busses to show how big a blue whale might be, twenty-four tiny elephant outlines to show how heavy, or a common word, grapefruit, to tell how big a blue's eye might be. Sometimes a page spread uses one large photo, that of a green sea turtle for example, along with a fact box and "More Here" column to tell it all. The book covers a plethora of sea-related subjects like life on shore, famous ocean explorers, deep sea life, submersibles, ancient seas, legends, pirates, ocean life, shipwrecks, Tsunamis and so on. If that weren't enough, the book includes directions for downloading a free digital book, Shark Spotter. It includes an extensive glossary and index. The lists of photo and art credits, consultants and editors are phenomenal. Reviewer: Judy Crowder

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545330220
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Scholastic Discover More Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
523,964
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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