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.
Teachers and parents, take note: this book is already a classic. Two geniuses--author and illustrator--came into perfect alignment to create this book. The author has kids thinking it is entertainment while adults think it is a great lesson about the ocean. The genius of the illustrator is obvious. With painstaking detail each illustration is created entirely of polymer clay, then photographed, creating a 3-D impression of tremendous vitality. Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among pufferfish that puff, gruntfishthat grunt, and seahorses that flutter, and begin to appreciate life in the ocean. And the art will inspire many a project. Plus there are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.
Introduces whales, sharks, sea stars, and other animals of the sea, while teaching the concept of counting to ten.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells the story of clownfish making a nest and protecting their eggs.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells the story of how a coral grows, finds food, and becomes part of a reef.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells the story of a crab looking for food and getting in a fight to defend its territory.