Written and illustrated by a 14 year-old in 1992, this best-selling book has introduced a whole generation to the wonders of a very important habitat. Following XYZ the Ant, young readers walk through the alphabet and engage in fun alliterations about the amazing anteater, majestic macaw, and quiet quetzal along with the other inhabitants they encounter in the rainforest. The colorful illustrations were done in magic marker. It reaches a large age range because the large text is for young readers, while smaller text is for you or more advanced children. Kristin Joy Pratt (A Swim through the Sea) once again successfully inspires a generation of children about one of the most precious and fragile realms on Earth.
Praised by Jacques Cousteau, this book, illustrated and written by a16 year-old, is a classic introduction to the marine habitat. This 1994 alphabet and alliteration book continues to be a favorite of kids, parents, and teachers everywhere. It is truly an exceptional swim through an alphabet of sea creatures. Each page highlights a selected species with a full-color illustration and a paragraph of fascinating facts, surrounded by a frame full of extra creatures and vocabulary. It reaches a large age range because the large text is for young readers, while smaller text is for you or more advanced children. Kristin Joy Pratt (A Walk in the Rainforest) once again successfully inspires a generation of children about one of the most precious and fragile realms on Earth.
Both classroom teachers and vacationing parents will find this little book to be a charmer. Counting from one to twelve, Sue picks up shells--periwinkle, kittens paw, scallop--and carefully adds them to her bucket as a gift for Grandma. She and her friend identify the shells, and when they discover one that still has the mollusk living inside they put it back in the water--learning that shells are actually the abandoned homes of sea animals--but sometimes the animal is still home! The paperback edition contains a tear-out shell identification card to enhance the hands-on lesson in simple wonders from nature.
This educational title explores the various habitats and behavior of animals that live together in the ocean. From a bloom of jellyfish to a waddle of penguins, large photos take children on a journey around the globe to learn about animal groups. Each page spread has a simple sentence followed by facts about the animals. A quick quiz provides additional reading and learning fun! SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Children will learn about river habitats and the animals that live in them and along their banks. Baby beavers, crocodiles, brown bears, otters, swans, geese, tigers, and hippos are some of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about a river food chain, learn which animals are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores, and discover how baby reptiles, birds, and mammals find food in their river homes.
Introduces whales, sharks, sea stars, and other animals of the sea, while teaching the concept of counting to ten.
In Stingrays, early readers will learn about the physical features of stingrays and how they fight off predators. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating underwater world of stingrays. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a stingray's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about stingrays online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Stingrays also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Stingrays is part of Jump!'s Life Under the Sea series.