A perfect entry for first conversations about waterways and conservation.
Author and illustrator team Cathryn and John Sill offer an accessible introduction to rivers and streams, touching on their major attributes, the animals and plants that live there, and their remarkable global diversity.
Using simple, easy-to-understand language, the author teaches children what rivers and streams are and explains how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in or along these waterways. Detailed, full-color art shows the characteristics of the world's different rivers and streams―from the mountain brooks of the Alps to the mighty Amazon River in South America. A glossary and afterword provide further details.
Great for casual exploration and for early childhood and elementary education units on nature, environment, earth sciences, 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.
"The watercolors are quietly exquisite. . . This powerful conservation message is both accessible and lovely." —Kirkus Reviews
"The book's design gives equal weight to the words and pictures, which work together very well. . . . Beautiful in their composition, color, and sense of motion, these paintings portray scenes on six continents, helping viewers visualize common elements of rivers and streams in different habitats worldwide. . . . Well suited for classroom use, the book provides a handsome introduction to the topic." —Booklist