What's in the Tide Pool?

What's in the Tide Pool?

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by Anne Hunter
     
 

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What would you see if you sat at the edge of a tidepool, looked into the water and watched the changes taking place in this little world? What life would you discover there? In a charming hand-sized book, Anne Hunter illustrates the creatures that live in and around a tidepool, and describes each animal's characteristics and habits. The gorgeous artwork and simple

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What would you see if you sat at the edge of a tidepool, looked into the water and watched the changes taking place in this little world? What life would you discover there? In a charming hand-sized book, Anne Hunter illustrates the creatures that live in and around a tidepool, and describes each animal's characteristics and habits. The gorgeous artwork and simple sense of wonder will inspire children to explore their environment. Fans of Hunter’s two books, WHAT'S IN THE POND? and WHAT'S UNDER THE LOG? will want to add this new title to their collection.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
What do you find when peeking into a tide pool? This small-sized book provides a short, scientific description of the seemingly delicate tide pool creatures that can withstand extreme conditions, from drying air and sun at low tide to pounding waves at high tide. The author/illustrator informs the reader about food, movement and size of ten tide pool creatures¾the periwinkle, the ruddy turnstone, the blue mussel, the sea anemone, the green crab, the barnacles, the sea star, the herring gull, the green sea urchin, and the hermit crab. Each description is accompanied by a full-color illustration that combines watercolor, colored pencil, and ink. A nice book for children with a keen interest in nature and creatures. Children who are less enthusiastic about the topic might find the text and the illustrations a little bland. The format of this book is similar to Hunter's book, What's in the Meadow? 2000, Houghton Mifflin Company, $4.95. Ages 4 to 9. Reviewer: Ute Krappen-Clancy
Kirkus Reviews
What's in a tide pool? Periwinkles, a ruddy turnstone, a blue mussel, sea anemone, barnacles, and more. This teeny tiny book (only five inches square), just right for small hands, introduces ten creatures that live in and around the tide pool. Each is described in a brief paragraph with an accompanying illustration. Creatures are not drawn to scale, so the small quarter-inch barnacle appears as large as the 25-inch herring gull. And scientific names are not given. Still, the watercolor-and-ink illustrations invite careful looking. The text, while brief, is difficult, e.g., "The sea urchin's shell, called a test, is covered with protective moving spines to deter predators." The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)

From the Publisher

“[These] charming hand-sized books with glossy full-color illustrations will slip easily into the pocket or knapsack of a young naturalist heading into the field.” Kirkus Reviews

"These square, little books introduce two very different habitatas by focusing on 10 animals that live in each one. . . . [T]heir combination of informative, well-written texts, and attractive illustrations makes them good choices for reading aloud to young children who are interested in nature." —Booklist Booklist, ALA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547530864
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Hunter grew up in South Florida and now lives with her family in the hills of rural Vermont where she can hear the crickets, who sing with the frogs, who listen to the distant hoot of an owl. Anne is known for watching the squirrels, listening to the insects and writing about the natural world around us. She has written and illustrated many children’s books, including Possum’s Harvest Moon, which reviewers described as "a sensational selection," with illustrations that are "beautifully rendered" and have "a hushed mystery." http://www.annehunterstudio.com/


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What's in the Tide Pool? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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