Describes, in text and illustrations, the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of whales.
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 1st ed
- Product dimensions:
- 11.36(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.44(d)
- Age Range:
- 7 - 10 Years
Meet the Author
Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!
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Well-researched--beautiful photographs--a big plus in my whale collection! Sure to please any whale enthusiast!
If you are looking for an organized and non-fiction book, this is the perfect book for you! The book is called is called Whales by Seymour Simon. I liked the book because it told me an overload of information. For instance, I learned that female whales are called cows and baby whales are called calves. There is nothing to really dislike about the book. The only thing to really dislike about the book is that it gives a ton of facts just like any other non-fiction book. If you are disciplined about reading about whales, this is the perfect book for you. If you are very focused on reading about whales, you would wish that you didn't have a bedtime. This book is a great book by Seymour Simon and I think that you'll like it. By Jacob
I think it is silly to have put a killer whale 'Orca' on the front of this book. A killer whale is technically a dolphin. And it's name, Killer whale, comes from the fact that it is a whale killer. Ironic?
I think that it shpold have A better title other than just whales because there could be many other books with the same title you know he's not the only Author that wants to write about whales or has written about whales.