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Seashore
ISBN: 9780753464458
Author: Wilson, Hannah/ Mendez, Simon
Publisher: Kingfisher
Published: October 2010
Retail: $9.99    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
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Annotation: Answers questions about the lives of animals living by the seashore, including how flamingoes keep warm, where puffins make their nests, and which lizards live by the sea.
Additional Information
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 10.00" W
Bargain Category: Animals, Biology, Early Elementary, Picture Books
Grade level(s): 1st, 2nd
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring)
Lift-the-flap vertical half pages encourage readers to uncover the answers to basic (if random) questions about the ocean and various types of marine animals (e.g., "Which animals have tusks like an elephant and whiskers like a cat?"). The somewhat scattered text detracts from the visual appeal of the carefully detailed nature illustrations. Ind. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 April)

K-Gr 2—Each title has seven sections, including "On a construction site" (Things That Go) and "Rocky islands " (Seashore). The distinctive "flip the flap" component, a half page inserted within each spread, has three numbered questions on one side and simple answers on the reverse. The large-print text is well laid out and sustains interest and enthusiasm. For example, in Seashore, two sentences about salty swamps introduce readers to the different animals that inhabit the ecosystem, followed by the questions and answers. Beautiful, detailed illustrations resemble color photographs. Clearly written and well-organized, these informative books set the scene for further exploration.—Krista Welz, North Bergen Public Library, NJ

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