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About Habitats Oceans (About... A Guide for Children)

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Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into ocean habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what oceans are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Peachtree Publ

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Catherine and John Sill create informative and beautifully illustrated nonfiction books for elementary children, and this is another important text in their About Habitats series. The author describes various aspects of the ocean in simple text, highlighting parts of the ocean floor that are flat and some that rise up in mountainous peaks and others that dip into valleys. She also points out that the temperatures of the ocean may vary, warm in some parts and cold in other spots. The watercolor p ...more
Simple, readable, NF book about Oceans for 1st grade.

The information's good. The text could be read aloud (I'm reading it along with a F fish story for F / NF lesson with 1st grade.) I'll even get on board with the illustrations, even thought I'd perfect photos.

Unfortunately the layout's bad. It's confusing, especially given the target audience. I flipped back and forth three or four times for each and I'm an adult.

The illustrations (plates) are labeled on the opposite page in small print in a
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
About Habitats Oceans covers just about the different types of fish, mammals,living plants, the ocean floor and its formation.

It contains interesting and fun facts about the ocean.

Most ocean animals live near the top of the water.
There are mountains at the bottom of the ocean.
Some ocean animal eat meat and some eat plants.
There is not only a Sea Horse in the ocean there is also a Sea Dragons.

I am so impressed with this book! I learned many things about the ocean and ocean animals from reading th
Bridget R. Wilson
A simple, informative introduction to oceans for children (and adults).

What I thought: This is the first book in the About Habitats series I've read, but I've read several of the About...series by Cathyrn and John Sill. Oceans is just great. What I like most is that it's simple enought to share with preschoolers, but the afterward provides adiitional information that will appeal to older children. John's illustrations are so beautiful. My favorites are the blackwing flying fish, green sea turtle
Jessica Crockett
Great pictures and informative text! My 2 year old is really into the Sills' books!
Easy to read text combines with fact filled afterword
Allyson Ronghi
Nice to show variety in different types of animals!
Edward Sullivan
Good information and attractive illustrations.
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Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.
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