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|About habitats : rivers and streams|
Author: Sill, Cathryn P.
Describes the characteristics of the world's rivers and streams and shows how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in or along these waterways.
Kirkus Reviews (06/15/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 07/01/2019 The latest entry in the Sills’ About Habitats series offers information about rivers and streams, along with paintings illustrating the precisely worded text. The book’s design gives equal weight to the words and pictures, which work together very well. A typical left-hand page introduces an aspect of the book’s subject in one large-type sentence, while the facing page offers an eye-catching watercolor illustration. Beautiful in their composition, color, and sense of motion, these paintings portray scenes on six continents, helping viewers visualize common elements of rivers and streams in different habitats worldwide. At times, one animal species appears in the picture and is identified on the facing page, below the plate number and the location of the scene, (for example, “Plate 17 / RIVER THAMES / Mute Swan”). Four appended pages expand on the information in each double-page spread, with a small copy of the painting and a paragraph of extended text. Well suited for classroom use, the book provides a handsome introduction to the topic. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.