Ocean Seasons (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

Ocean Seasons (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

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by Ron Hirschi, Kirsten Carlson
     
 

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Seasons change in the ocean much as they do on land. Spring brings new plants and baby animals, summer oceans glow with sparkly plankton lights, and autumn winds blow across the open water. In winter the humpback whales migrate to warmer waters, just as some land animals move to warmer climates. The cycle begins again as they return to the northern waters in the… See more details below

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Overview

Seasons change in the ocean much as they do on land. Spring brings new plants and baby animals, summer oceans glow with sparkly plankton lights, and autumn winds blow across the open water. In winter the humpback whales migrate to warmer waters, just as some land animals move to warmer climates. The cycle begins again as they return to the northern waters in the spring. In fun, fanciful form, Ocean Seasons introduces plants and animals that are joined through the mix of seasons, food webs, and habitats beneath the waves. While set in the Pacific, similar changes occur in the Atlantic also. The “For Creative Minds" learning sections features and “Ocean Food Web Card Game."

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Kirkus Reviews
Unfurling the observation that seasonal cycles aren't solely land-based phenomena, veteran naturalist Hirschi sails readers from one spring to the next along the northern Pacific coast. His text offers brief commentary on Carlson's clear-toned, full-spread marine scenes-of kelp being eaten by urchins, which are in turn eaten by sea otters; of plankton blooms, salmon runs and seabirds; of humpback whales feeding on schools of small fish, turning southward when the surface temperature cools to calve in tropical waters, then returning northward "as sea plants begin to spread their sparkling growth once again." Two spreads of fact "cards" (reproducible from the publisher's website for cutting out) add further value to this excursion into the natural world. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607180180
Publisher:
Arbordale Publishing
Publication date:
05/10/2007
Series:
Ocean Seasons , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,012,333
Lexile:
NC950L (what's this?)
File size:
19 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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