This beginner's guide and classroom favorite explores the Arctic and Antarctic biomes, their beauty, and global diversity.
Author and former early education teacher Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the Polar Regions are—from the frozen deserts of Antarctica to the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean—along with what kinds of animals and plants live there, how they have adapted to life in this environment, and why they're important.
Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers full-color illustrations depicting the various landscapes and species of animals and plants. A glossary and afterword provide more details for further study.
Great for early childhood and elementary units on geography and habitats, nature and environment.
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.
"A solid read-aloud to introduce young children to this area of the world." —School Library Journal
"Given the demand for informational picture books on Arctic and Antarctic regions and their wildlife, libraries will find this a particularly useful addition to the Sills' handsome About Habitat series." —Booklist Online