Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 10 Years|
About 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!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Average photography, bland formatting and uninspired writing do not do justice to the cetaceans represented in this book. It won't hurt anyone to read it, but it could have been so much more. Even within topical sections, at times the text does not seem to follow a logical progression, though many interesting facts about dolphins can be found. I was particularly frustrated by the lack of captions in the photographs. There were times when multiple dolphin species were described on a page opposing a photograph of a single dolphin. Which one am I looking at?
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