Wetlands: Soggy Habitat

Wetlands: Soggy Habitat

by Laura Purdie Salas, Jeff Yesh
     
 

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What lives in a wetland besides flamingos, ducks, and other birds? How do plants survive in the soggy soil? What jobs do wetlands do? Wade into this book to find out what makes wetlands one of Earth's treasures.

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What lives in a wetland besides flamingos, ducks, and other birds? How do plants survive in the soggy soil? What jobs do wetlands do? Wade into this book to find out what makes wetlands one of Earth's treasures.

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Children's Literature - Sara Lorimer
It would be helpful if this book narrowed down the definition of wetland from "an area of land that is covered with water," but this quick introduction to wetlands would work well as part of a nature walk to a bog or marsh. Wetlands can filter water and stop erosion, the book explains, and are homes to countless interesting animals and plants. People drain wetlands to build houses or farms, but we should be protecting the wetland ecosystems because each of them makes this planet an amazing place to live. The attractive pictures do a good job of expanding the information in the text. Each page is fully illustrated in a contemporary, slightly trendy, and charming-to-look-at style although the illustrations were done on a computer, which makes them look almost like they were silk-screened. Many pages include little fun facts (some of which challenge the definition of fun, such as: Since the early 1700s, more than half the wetlands in the United States have disappeared. Fun! Whee!). Back matter includes a glossary, an index, and suggestions for further reading. From the "Amazing Science Ecosystems" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404831001
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Amazing Science: Ecosystems Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at laursalas.com.

Jeff Yesh is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer whose award-winning work has been featured in multiple children's books. As a freelance artist, he splits his time illustrating both fiction and non-fiction works enjoyed by all ages, in addition to designing material for a wide variety of clients in the advertising and sports industries. Born and raised in Indiana, Jeff graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Based in Carmel, Indiana, Jeff enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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