Studying nature? Going to the beach? Dig into this classroom favorite and beginner's guide to seashores from the creators of the award-winning About Habitats series.
In this accessible introduction to a familiar locale, author and educator Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children about seashores and their diversity, the types of animals and plants that live there, and why they're important.
The stunning paintings by noted wildlife illustrator John Sill depict the wide variety of seashore topography. A glossary and afterword provide more details about each seashore featured in the book. Perfect for early childhood and elementary units on nature, environment, and ecosystems.
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.
"With reliable information and attractive illustrations, this volume is a useful addition to a series celebrating its tenth year." —Booklist
"Useful for introductory units on marine and earth science." —School Library Journal
"Another excellent edition. . . The beautifully designed layout and succinct text combine with the backmatter to offer very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students." —Kirkus Reviews