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About Habitats: Oceans

Cathryn Sill

A simple first look at oceans from the creators of the award-winning About Habitats series.

In simple, easy-to-understand language, author and educator Cathryn Sill teaches children what oceans are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and why oceans are important.

Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers beautifully detailed paintings that depict the characteristics of different types of oceans--from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further details.

Ideal for casual exploration or for early childhood and elementary science units.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Feb 7th, 2012
  • Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.60in - 10.10in - 0.50in - 0.95lb
  • EAN: 9781561456185
  • Recommended age: 03-07
  • Categories: Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Water (Oceans, Lakes, EtScience & Nature - Environmental Science & EcosystemsAnimals - Marine Life

About the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. She lives in North Carolina.

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.

Praise for this book

"This handsome volume from the Sills' About Habitats series introduces the world's largest habitat. . . The paintings are notable for the subtle use of color to recreate effects of water and light within the scenes. . . [A] fine addition to science collections. . . " --Booklist

"A lovely primer on Earth's largest habitat, this book illustrates all the ocean basics with spare text and vivid watercolors. A detailed afterword allows readers to dig deeper." --Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine