Shells come in so many beautiful patterns, shapes, and textures, but they can have surprising uses!
Ocean animals often swim in groups. Groups of animals have names created over our history.
It is spring and Danny finds frog eggs in a nearby pond. Danny watches the eggs change into tadpoles and then into frogs.
A baby seahorse rocks himself to sleep in the ocean waves.
A hermit crab finds an empty shell and makes it his new home.
The twins and Arizona are watching hermit crabs move around in a tidal pool. They watch a crab move out of a small shell into a larger one.
This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the fascinating oceans of the world and the creatures that live in them. Dive into wonder on every page!
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.
From tide pools to the ocean, the sea is filled with amazing life forms! Early readers will be engaged from beginning to end with informational text, vivid photos, and a picture glossary of marine animals.
This arctic adaptation of "This is the House that Jack Built" follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The "For Creative Minds" section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.
Introduces the opposites up and down by comparing the behavior of such animals as eagles up in the air and fish down in the sea.
Introduces synonyms for big by comparing large, huge, massive, and enormous sea animals.
Octavia Octopus and her sea-animal friends love playing camouflage games to practice how they would hide from a "big, hungry creature." Octavia, however, just cannot seem to get her colors right when she tries to shoot her purple ink cloud. What happens when the big, hungry shark shows up looking for his dinner? This creative book introduces basic colors along with the camouflage techniques of various sea animals - a great introduction to marine biology! The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes fun facts about octopuses and animal camouflage and protection. The craft uses primary colors (paint or tissue paper) to help children learn about blending colors.
Told in the first person, the narrator describes the ocean as she experiences it through her five senses.
Here is a gentle way to share a birth with a child. John Denver's hauntingly beautiful song "Ancient Rhymes" is about the birth of a baby dolphin, and Christopher Canyon's luminous illustrations - including a baby dolphin curled up with an umbilical cord and also a live birth - convey a sense of mystery, awe, and anticipation of things to come. The baby soon tastes the air and learns of dolphin ways, much the same way as a human baby does. There's something magical and indescribable about it - a timeless and endearing lullaby.