During an ordinary visit to the library, a girl pulls a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she turns the pages in this book about coral reefs, the city around her slips away and she finds herself surrounded by the coral cities of the sea and the mysterious plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide there.
Coral Reefs by Jason Chin plunges readers into the ocean with incredible facts about fish, coral reefs and marine life. Readers will experience the ocean like they never have before in this stunning picture book full of breathtaking illustrations.
Chin's approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
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A book comes alive in the hands of a chilld and a library floods with water. Sea creatures swim around her and she learns about the eco-system of the coral reefs. This book is great because it is a non-fiction book that uses its illustrations to tell a story in the back ground. This is the kind of book that children will want to go back to over and over. You will see something new everytime you look at a picture. The information is useful and will help children learn about the different kinds of animals and plant life which reside in the corals. There are sketchesof fish and thier names on the end pages and children will have fun spotting them within the colored pages. Chin gives a small bibliography and how he went to see the coral reefs in person. Highly recommend for a lap read or just something to flip through over and over. I am going to search for Chin's earlier work and see if it is just as good.
This is an important book that all children should read. It provides many reasons why the Corals create their habitat and how other fishes in the sea are benefited by the underwater cities. Not only does this book give vital information of specific sea creatures surround the reefs but also provides a great learning sections at the end to begin a foundation of the importance of the environment and how to help out the builders of the bottom of the ocean. Coral Reefs is for the reader that is capable to comprehend the information while giving the jump start to dive deeper into the underwater world that we need to sustain for the good of everyone including the Scorpion fish.
Using the same style as his previous nonfiction book, REDWOODS, Jason Chin presents information about coral reefs. The strength of this book is in the beautiful illustrations - as the young protagonist gets more and more engrossed in a book about coral reefs, the reef appears all around her until she's swimming through the ocean, checking out all the animals. The large blocks of text may turn off browsing readers, though the book does include enough information for reports. While the format was innovative in REDWOODS, I'm suffering from some been-there-done-that syndrome with this title.
Great nonfiction material about the Coral Reefs, including information on food chain and camouflage. Clever presentation of information draws readers in.