About Marine Mammals: A Guide for Children (About. . . #19) (Hardcover)

About Marine Mammals: A Guide for Children (About. . . #19) By Cathryn Sill, John Sill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cathryn Sill, John Sill (Illustrator)
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This is book number 19 in the About. . . series.


A classroom favorite, this book provides a first glimpse of marine mammals that's ideal for budding oceanographers!

In this beginner's guide, author and educator Cathryn Sill simply and clearly shows children what is essential for understanding and appreciating marine mammals—how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. She covers animals as diverse as whales and otters to dolphins, polar bears, and more.

The beautifully detailed, realistic paintings of noted wildlife illustrator John Sill depict a variety of marine mammals. An afterword provides more details for further exploration.

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…

"Dependable fare for budding naturalists." —Kirkus Reviews

"A solid nonfiction treat for budding naturalists." —Booklist

"A lovely study of more than a dozen aquatic mammals, all captured in wildlife illustrator John Sill's handsome watercolors." —Publishers Weekly

"This broad introduction to marine mammals covers major characteristics, using illustrations rendered in soft hues to captivate readers. . . A serviceable addition for young children interested in ocean wildlife." —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561459063
ISBN-10: 1561459062
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2016
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: About. . .