About Habitats: Wetlands (Hardcover)

About Habitats: Wetlands By Cathryn Sill, John Sill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cathryn Sill, John Sill (Illustrator)
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A timely, award-winning first book on wetlands for young naturalists and conservationists. A classroom favorite!

Wetlands are some of the world's most at-risk environments today. In this addition to the award-winning About Habitats series, author and educator Cathryn Sill explores the major attributes of wetlands and demonstrates their remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

She uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what wetlands are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how wetlands help maintain the delicate balance of Earth's environments.

John Sill's detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the wide range of wetlands―from salt marshes to tropical mangrove swamps. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about the wetlands, inspiring readers to learn more.

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.

Praise For…

"This handsome book provides an attractive introduction to the variety, singular features, and great environmental importance of wetlands." —Booklist Online

"The artwork is stunning, filled with realistic details and a beautiful balance of colors. The format would work well as a read-aloud" —School Library Journal

"This book will appeal to all readers interested in habitats. . . clear, precise, and easy to understand. . . meticulous illustrations bring each scene to life. . . " —Library Media Connection

"Each wetland has different plants and animals, but all are vital to help maintain the delicate balance among Earth's environments. This book will answer the questions readers have about fragile and important wetland habitats." —NSTA Recommends

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561454327
ISBN-10: 156145432X
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: March 4th, 2008
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: About Habitats