This beginner's guide to tundras explores the unique attributes of this cold habitat, showcasing its beauty and plant and animal diversity.
Author and educator Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what tundras are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique environment. The book covers the characteristics of Arctic, Antarctic, and alpine tundras.
John Sill's detailed, realistic paintings reflect the beauty and diversity of the habitat. A glossary and afterword provide more detail for further exploration.
Ideal for early childhood and elementary education units on biomes and environments, geography, habitats, and nature.
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.
"This handsome addition to the Sills ' About Habitats series introduces the geography, climates, plants, and animals of the tundras. . . . The book 's beautiful full-page paintings help viewers grasp the varieties of terrain encompassed by the term tundra, while introducing some of its diverse plants as well as various animals that live there . . . . An effective classroom read-aloud choice for tundra-related science units."—Booklist
"This careful study of what makes a tundra raises field guides to an accessible art."—School Library Journal