Sharks and dolphins both have torpedo-shaped bodies with fins on their backs. They slice through the water to grab their prey with sharp teeth. But despite their similarities, sharks and dolphins belong to different animal classes: one is a fish and gets oxygen from the water and the other is a mammal and gets oxygen from the air. Marine educator Kevin Kurtz guides early readers to compare and contrast these ocean predators through stunning photographs and simple, nonfiction text.
Water Habitats features breathtaking photographs, detailed illustrations, and text that is easy to read, yet comprehensive. Young readers will enjoy learning about the different types of water habitats, including oceans, lakes, rivers, and swamps. This book also discusses the differences between saltwater habitats and freshwater habitats plant and animal life in each water habitat how animals find food and protect themselves
Coral reefs are home to thousands of living species, including some of the most vibrant plants and animals on the planet. Many reef inhabitants help each other survive. Sea anemones, for example, provide shelter for clownfish. In return, the striped fish bring tasty treats to the anemones and help lure prey into their tentacles! Dive into this colorful, educational book for young learners.
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.
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.
In Eels, early readers will learn about how eels escape from predators and hunt their own prey. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating underwater world of eels. A labeled diagram helps readers identify an eel's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about eels online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Eels also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Eels is part of Jump!'s Life Under the Sea series.
In Jellyfish, early readers will learn about the physical features of jellyfish, and discover how they catch food even though they can't see and don't have a brain! Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating underwater world of jellyfish. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a jellyfish's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about jellyfish online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Jellyfish also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Jellyfish is part of Jump!'s Life Under the Sea series.