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Starfish

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Starfish have arms, but no legs. They have feet, but no toes. Starfish aren't fish, but they are living animals. Kids learn how starfish move, eat, and grow in Edith Hurd's poetic text, illustrated with Robin Brickman's vivid watercolor collages.

This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of ...

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Overview

Starfish have arms, but no legs. They have feet, but no toes. Starfish aren't fish, but they are living animals. Kids learn how starfish move, eat, and grow in Edith Hurd's poetic text, illustrated with Robin Brickman's vivid watercolor collages.

This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

A simple introduction to the appearance, growth, habits, and behavior of starfish.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This delightful book, aimed at preschoolers and kindergarteners, clearly and elegantly presents the world of the starfish to its readers. It is part of the basic science concepts series, "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out." With the help of Robin Brickman's enticing collage illustrations, Ms. Hurd introduces and explains about all types of starfish, such as the sunflower, the basket star, brittle stars and mud stars. Children will also learn what starfish eat, how they lay their eggs, where they may be found and even what happens when they lose one of their rays. This title, along with the others in this engaging science series, would be a welcome addition to any classroom library. 2000 (orig. 1962), HarperTrophy, $15.95 and $4.95. Ages 3 to 6. Reviewer: Catherine C. Wright
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This updated version has retained most of the text and all of the poetry of the original (HarperCollins, 1962; o.p.). The starfish is referred to as "it," instead of "he"; the words "crawl" and "pull" have replaced "hump" to describe how a starfish attacks a clam; and the arrangement has been slightly altered for a more logical flow of ideas. The variety of starfish that one might encounter, their life cycle, and how they eat and grow are all included. The most compelling reason to replace your older edition is the beauty of Brickman's illustrations. Lovely cut-paper collages placed on multicolored, watercolor ocean backgrounds make this easy-to-read title a treat for the eye.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451987
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 1
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 140,895
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Edith Thacher Hurd was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She wrote more than seventy-five children's books, including Starfish, I Dance in My Red Pajamas and the Johnny Lion books, many of which were illustrated by her husband, Clement Hurd.

Robin Brickman cuts, paints, and glues watercolor paper to create unique collages. Her children's books include A Log's Life by Wendy Pfeffer which was a 1997 American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists" and was also selected for the 1997 John Burroughs Association List of Outstanding Nature Books, and Starfish by Edith Thacher Hurd. Her latest book, Beaks! was selected by IRA for the Teacher's Choice listing in 2003, primary level.She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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