Mr. Tate's class helps clean up a local beach and listens to the sea as it tells them about all the wildlife that make it their home. One whale, two giant sea turtles, three marlins. . . and more. Of course, the class discovers that "this sea counts!" These Seas Count! explores the environmental impact and importance of the seas, and how crucial it is to keep them healthy. Alison Formento's gentle story and Sarah Snow's amazing collages combine for a powerful message about the environment and what we can do to preserve our oceans.
Alison Formento is a freelance journalist and the author of This Tree Counts!; This Tree 1, 2, 3; These Bees Count!; and These Rocks Count! She lives in New Jersey with her family.
Sarah Snow is a collage artist who works combining found papers, acrylics, and watercolor. She is the illustrator of This Tree Counts! and These Bees Count! She lives in New Paltz, New York, with her family.
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More than 1 year ago
Mr Tate’s class travels to Sunnyside Beach to help clean it up. Pollution and trash can make the sea life sick. When the kids are at the beach they listen to the ocean and see how all of the wild life at the beach counts (literally and figuratively).
Why I liked this book – I love how Ms. Formento makes her books into a 1-10 counting book with an awesome story behind it. So kids not only learn an important environmental lesson, they also learn to count to 10. I like how in this book, you also learn a little bit about 10 sea animals (one or two sentences each). The illustrations by Sarah Snow are pretty and full of texture (I read that she uses “digital collage” to make them). They add a lot to the story. Ms. Formento really writes a great non-fictiony fiction book, along with the cool illustrations by Ms. Snow, and together they make a wonderful informational book for young kids to enjoy! :D
*NOTE - I got a copy of this book at a book festival
More than 1 year ago
I'm so excited. These Seas Count arrived today. This time Mr. Tate and his class are off to help clean up the shore. Cate will love to see Jake, Amy, Eli and all their classmates helping out and learning at the same time. As usual the illustrations are wonderful, and I can't wait to send the book on for Cate's enjoyment.
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