This award-winning beginner's guide to the natural world of fish from the creators of the About... series was named an "NSTA Recommends" book. Noted educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children the basic characteristics of what fish are, how they swim, breathe, and reproduce, and explains the different ways they protect themselves from predators. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diversity of the fish population, from an Arctic char to a porcupine fish. An afterword provides more details, inspiring further learning. This book is ideal for early childhood and elementary units in science, environment, and marine life.
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.
"Another successful entry in their early science 'About. . . ' series. As in the other titles in the series, the realistic full-bleed illustrations will mesmerize readers, while the text provides easy-to-follow information. . . .engaging information about the multifaceted ecosystem of fish. A serviceable addition to any STEAM curriculum." —School Library Journal