This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of fish.
In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children the basic characteristics of what fish are, how they swim, breathe, and reproduce, and the different ways they protect themselves from predators. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diversity of the fish population, from an Arctic char to a Porcupine fish. An afterword provides further details on the fish featured and inspires young readers to learn more.
About the Author
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a nonfiction book about fish. I read this book to my younger brother who is three years old. I am five years old. We liked learning about how fish protect themselves and what they eat. I knew fish lived in warm water, but I didn’t know they could live in cold water too. And the fish who could camouflage was cool. Did you know some fish look like porcupines? My brother liked the Queen Angelfish, Rainbow Darter and Yellowfin Tuna. He loves colorful fish. At the back of the book, there are more facts about the different types of fish. I would recommend this book for preschoolers because it is easy to understand and the sentences were easy for me to read. The book gives you a lot of information about how fish live. My brother and I both liked the pictures too. My brother and I give this book four stars. Review by Cameron H., New Mexico Mensa