Seashells by the Seashore

Seashells by the Seashore

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by Marianne Berkes, Robert Noreika
     
 

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Discover natural treasures at the beach! Seashells were the homes of sea creatures, now washed ashore. They are works of art, waiting to be admired and identified. This book introduces young children to ten common shells and offers a hands-on lesson in nature's simple wonders, as they walk the beach counting and naming these beautiful shells.See more details below

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Discover natural treasures at the beach! Seashells were the homes of sea creatures, now washed ashore. They are works of art, waiting to be admired and identified. This book introduces young children to ten common shells and offers a hands-on lesson in nature's simple wonders, as they walk the beach counting and naming these beautiful shells.

Editorial Reviews

Margery Facklam
. . . In this lovely lilting rhyme, children walk the beach, counting, naming, and owning forever the . . . beautiful shells.
Michelle McKenzie
I love the gentle conservation message in this beautiful story!
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-In this rhyming text, a young girl accumulates a dozen shells as a gift for Grandma's birthday. Watercolor seashore vistas feature blonde Sue as she enlists her brother and his friend in finding her treasures. A vertical bar on the left side of each spread gathers the labeled collection together for viewing as the day progresses. Berkes offers ample facts in her rhymes, and gives a short paragraph of information on each type of shell on a spread at the end. Though informative, the text occasionally trails into trite rhyming pairs such as, "How the seashells glisten/In the sun that shines from heaven./Here's a bumpy Oyster Shell/So that makes seven." Noreika's detailed, realistic shell studies gracefully contrast with the misty landscapes that capture a range of unique seaside hues. While the tear-out identification card for readers to use as they roam the shore may soon be lost, young beachcombers will still be able to appreciate this lesson.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584690344
Publisher:
Dawn Publications
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
269,956
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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