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A Day In The Salt Marsh
by Kevin Kurtz (Goodreads Author)
Enjoy a day in one of the most dynamic habitats on earth: the salt marsh. Fun-to-read, rhyming verse introduces readers to hourly changes in the marsh as the tide comes and goes. Watch the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun, and learn how the marsh grass survives even when it is covered by saltwater twice a ...more
Published July 10th 2007 by Arbordale Publishing
(first published July 1st 2007)
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May 27, 2012 Barbara rated it liked it · review of another edition
In rhyming text that is fun to read aloud, this book describes one day in a salt marsh, encouraging readers to pay attention to the living things that inhabit the marsh. Because of the description of blue crabs, river otters, cordgrass, blue herons, oysters, and periwinkle snails, among others, readers come to realize that there is much more to a marsh than water and grass. It's rather interesting to learn about how salt is removed from the water by the plants that grow there. With beautiful ill ...more
Kevin Kurtz has loved books and nature since he was a kid growing up in upstate New York. As an adult, he has worked at a marine biology research center, an aquarium and a children's science museum. He has also sailed on scientific research ships, including with the Chicxulub Impact Crater expedition as scientists drilled into the crater from the asteroid impact that wiped out most of the dinosaur ...moreMore about Kevin Kurtz...