Any young seashore visitor or beachcomber will enjoy this beginner's guide to crustaceans from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the celebrated About... series.
In this volume from the series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what crustaceans are, how they look, how they protect themselves, what they eat, and where they live.
With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diversity of the crustacean population, from the sand fiddler crab to the California rock lobster. An afterword provides more details about the species featured.
This books is ideal for casual explorations into nature as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. 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 many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.
"The clarity of layout, text, and illustration gives this book an accessible look, while the quality of the presentation makes it well worth sharing in the classroom." —Booklist
"Marvelous paintings evoke the seashore, with all its color and fluidity. . . An excellent first resource book for young children." —Kirkus Reviews
"This is an excellent example of easy nonfiction, perfect for beginning readers or for sharing aloud with budding naturalists." —School Library Journal