Sea Horses

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Text and photographs introduce sea horses, their physical characteristics including their length, their head that looks like a horse, the bony plates that cover their body, their fins, and their curly tails.
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Text and photographs introduce sea horses, their physical characteristics including their length, their head that looks like a horse, the bony plates that cover their body, their fins, and their curly tails.
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Children's Literature
Sea horses are such ethereal, lovely creatures, one could almost expect to see them in a fairy tale rather than in our oceans. How do parents or teachers express this sense of wonder to a very young child? This book, part of the "Under the Sea" series, is a great start. Using easy to understand text and clear, breathtaking photography, the book explains sea horses are fish, where they live, and their body parts: a head that looks like a horse's head, fins to help them swim and tails with which they are able to hold on to sea grasses or each other. These creatures, only as long as a pencil, can change color for protection. If you look closely, the final illustration reveals an adult sea horse surrounded by several tiny babies, their parents in miniature. The book includes a glossary, index, bibliography and web site. Well done! 2005, Pebble Plus/Capstone press, Ages 3 to 6.
—Judy Crowder
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-These easy-to-read titles consist of simple sentences, repetition of new words, and interesting facts to engage new science readers. Each one begins with a basic description of the creature, then loosely describes its body parts. Vibrant, full-color photography carefully selected from various sources brings the texts into clearer focus. End material consists of an unsatisfactory glossary, a brief suggested reading list, and an Internet-site recommendation that requires a special code. Well-funded libraries with a desire to add to simple nonfiction picture-book collections might consider these books for purchase.-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736851183
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Under the Sea Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 404,481
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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