One Small Place by the Sea

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At the seashore . . .

High tide rushes in to fill a sandy basin with water. At first glance, it may seem like an ordinary puddle. But look again. Do you spy the ochre sea star or the tentacles of the giant green anemones? Look even closer. Now can you see the hermit crabs and turban snails, the barnacles and periwinkles?

In lyrical prose, Barbara Brenner reveals the fascinating happenings in one small place. She explains the recurring formation...

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Overview

At the seashore . . .

High tide rushes in to fill a sandy basin with water. At first glance, it may seem like an ordinary puddle. But look again. Do you spy the ochre sea star or the tentacles of the giant green anemones? Look even closer. Now can you see the hermit crabs and turban snails, the barnacles and periwinkles?

In lyrical prose, Barbara Brenner reveals the fascinating happenings in one small place. She explains the recurring formation of tide pools and the remarkable interdependence of their creatures. Tom Leonard's brilliant illustrations take you underwater to a secret world. His detailed, lifelike depictions of sculpins and mussels, algae and seaweed, show the splendor that dwells in the most unexpected places.

So stop. Observe. Explore your natural world. If you look closely enough, you will surely find . . . one small place that is home for many things.

For one afternoon, a child visitor observes the cycle of change within a tidepool, a small place at the edge of the sea that is home to many plants and animals.

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Publishers Weekly
Two new titles by Barbara Brenner, illus. by Tom Leonard, examine tiny animal habitations. One Small Place in a Tree demonstrates how different animals slowly create a hole in a tree (a bear uses the bark as a scratching post; timber beetles "set up housekeeping" in the layer below, etc.); even as the tree dies, it is host to birds and bacteria and later squirrels, salamanders and spiders. One Small Place by the Sea shows how life flourishes in small tide pools, as anemones, sea stars and other creatures feed on plankton and each other in an ever-changing coastal ecosystem. Leonard renders his realistic, full-bleed illustrations both scientifically and dramatically. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The reader visits a tide pool filled with different kinds of sea animals. You can gain a closer look at the way a tide pool functions. From the time the tide comes in, you meet different animals that make their home in the tide pool. Each animal has its own unique characteristics and its own unique needs. While the animals are illustrated beautifully, the author points out that this is still a place where animals live and their needs must be met. Some animals eat one another. Some animals, like the hermit crab, will take over an empty shell of an animal that has been eaten. Even the algae on the rocks play an important role in the lives of the animals in the tide pool. This book takes a small slice of ocean life and gives the reader a sample of what it might be like to look in a tide pool. While it presents the story of the tide pool in a lyrical way of a picture book, reading this book is a great way to introduce ocean habitats and food chains to children. The author points out that tide pools are not all the same. Tide pools can be different all over the world, but she provides a closer look at one particular tide pool and how the animals in it interact. Recommended for classrooms and libraries. 2004, HarperCollins Publishers, Ages 4 to 8.
—Marcie Flinchum Atkins
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K-Gr 3-Brenner leads children on ecological explorations of two environments, a tide pool and a hole in a tree. As the tide ebbs and flows and as the scratch in the bark of an oak grows and is gradually transformed into a hollow space, the animals that live in these places are revealed. Although a youngster is shown investigating each of these two habitats, the author utilizes an active second-person voice that successfully transforms readers into participants. Leonard's scientifically accurate, realistic paintings complement the poetic prose. The brightly colored full- and double-page illustrations display large, clear images of the creatures as well as detailed glimpses of their surroundings. Both of these selections are excellent choices to share with young naturalists, whether at home, in the classroom, or during a storytime romp through the great outdoors. For a fun follow-up trek, try Wendy Pfeffer's A Log's Life (S & S, 1997).-Jenna Miller, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688171827
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/16/2004
  • Series: One Small Place Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Brenner's curiosity about the world ranges far and wide. Her interests are reflected in the wide scope of her quality fiction and nonfiction. Some of her best-selling titles include Wagon Wheels and Voices: Poetry and Art from Around the World, which was an ALA Notable Book for Children and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. One Small Place in a Tree is a companion book to the striking One Small Place by the Sea. Barbara Brenner lives with her husband, artist Fred Brenner, in Hawley, Pennsylvania.

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