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|About habitats : seashores|
Author: Sill, Cathryn P.
An introduction to the seashore habitat, including what seashores are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.
Kirkus Reviews (06/15/17)
School Library Journal (08/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 06/01/2017 While the About Habitats series includes Oceans (2012) and Wetlands (2008), the latest volume focuses on a related environment: seashores. That word may conjure up images of sandy beaches, but the possibilities are more diverse. Defined as “narrow strips of land that border the seas,” they can be made of mud, rounded pebbles, larger rocks, or even steep cliffs. The book’s right-hand pages feature watercolor paintings of coastlines, while each facing page carries a line of text and identifies the ocean and animals in the pictures. Some spreads have dual pictures—one showing the scene at high tide, the other at low tide—which can expose different creatures and types of shoreline previously covered by water. The six-page afterword offers a miniature reproduction of each illustration, alongside a paragraph discussing information such as the action of tides and waves or the animals living along the shore. With reliable information and attractive illustrations, this volume is a useful addition to a series celebrating its tenth year. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 08/01/2017 K-Gr 2—Seashores are the areas of the earth where the land and oceans meet. This work for young learners offers examples of many types of seashores as well as the flora and fauna that live in their varied habitats. Sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, muddy flats, and pebbly shorelines each provide a home for those creatures who have adapted to their diverse surroundings. Each spread offers one sentence to describe a specific shoreline habitat. Full page, muted watercolor illustrations enhance the simple text and depict specific characteristics of each locale. More detailed information is provided in the afterword, which is keyed to each image. Overall, the information does lack depth; however, this can be of interest as a basic primer on seashores and the plant and animal life. VERDICT Useful for introductory units on marine and earth science.—Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, formerly at Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.