About Habitats: Mountains

About Habitats: Mountains

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Overview

This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of mountains and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.
In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of mountain landscapes—from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains to the forested slopes of the Appalachians. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about mountains to inspire readers to learn more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561454693
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: About Habitats Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,268,375
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: NC650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

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.

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About Habitats-Mountains 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
This book is a keeper! It is a nonfiction book about nature. The pictures in this book are great. Kids will love discovering the animals and plants that live in the mountains. They will also like imagining that they are going on hiking adventures in the different mountain ranges. Whether you like jungles, forests, or snow, this book has something for you. If you like volcanoes, this book is for you too. My favorite mountain is the one made of three inactive volcanoes. This book is as good as the forest book in the About Habitats series. By Henry L., age 6, North Texas Mensa
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
About the book: This lovely picture book explores the major attributes and majestic beauty of mountains, using examples from around the globe. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. The superbly detailed full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of mountain landscapes—from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains in Asia to the forested slopes of the Appalachians in the United States. A wide variety of the plants and animals that live on mountains are also represented. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details about mountains. My thoughts: The young age 4 to 7 child who has the pleasure to read and study this book will enjoy the soft colors and simple rendering of accurate illustrations of the various mountain habitats. Eagles soaring. Mountain goats perched precariously in virtually perpendicular places. Sharp peaks. Sloping, rounded roofs of the world. Snow capped. Volcanic. All are depicted for the child to travel through the mountains of the world enriching his vocabulary and knowledge while he enjoys beauty. This is the first habitat book I've review and it is an interesting presentation as an introduction to the study of our world for the young child. At the beginning of the book is a world map with mountain ranges featured in the book indicated on the map. I recommend this along with the other "About" books by Carolyn and John Sill. Disclosure: Peachtree Publishers provided a complimentary copy of About Habitats: Mountains to facilitate a review with my honest opinion.