Sea Shapes

Sea Shapes

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by Suse MacDonald
     
 

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This engaging concept book invites very young children to identify basic shapes that transform into beautiful undersea creatures. Includes an informative glossary of sea facts. "Delectable viewing pleasure."--The Horn Book "Elegantly conjures up an undersea world in which a square evolves into a skate while hexagons combine to make a turtle's

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This engaging concept book invites very young children to identify basic shapes that transform into beautiful undersea creatures. Includes an informative glossary of sea facts. "Delectable viewing pleasure."--The Horn Book "Elegantly conjures up an undersea world in which a square evolves into a skate while hexagons combine to make a turtle's shell."--Newsweek

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Ms. MacDonald's circle, square, triangle, and other shapes become a whale's eye, skate, shark's teeth, and other marine life, all of which she describes in her concluding "Sea Facts."
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Familiar shapes such as circles, triangles, and stars are introduced through various sea creatures. On the verso of each double-page spread, the name of the shape is printed in clear letters; underneath it are four pictures that show a transition from the shape simply drawn to its counterpart on the animal. For example, a circle becomes the eye of a whale, a star becomes a starfish, and a triangle becomes a shark's tooth. On the recto is a sea scene that shows the animal in its habitat. The illustrations are bright and nicely composed. Done in cut-paper collage, they have clean lines and simple details, giving an uncluttered effect. However, some shapes are not readily apparent in the animals. The square turns into a skate with curved sides and a long tail. The heart must add a tail and fins to become a butterfly fish. Three pages of ``Sea Facts'' at the end of the book identify the animals and provide a little information about where and how they live. This title has limited value as a concept book, but young children will enjoy the attractive illustrations and learning about underwater life.-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152017002
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
551,343
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
NP (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Sea Shapes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
FridaNO More than 1 year ago
A wondeful resource to combine geometry, natural science and art.