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Between the Tides

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
What happens to the denizens of the tidal zone when the sea recedes every 12 hours? This is the question that Hodgkins answers in a playful yet instructive way. Children are introduced to crabs, sea urchins, mussels, sea worms, starfish, lobsters, periwinkles, and other creatures that must adapt to constantly changing conditions. Previously announced spring 2006.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Down East Books (first published January 1st 1991)
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This book has a much easier time with its readers if they are already awed by tides and the beach. The underlying theme is the responses of various animals to the receding tides, with the alternating pages showing both high and low tide conditions. The illustrations are well suited to capturing life on the beach and at the edge of the ocean.
"If you lived where the sea was, and then wasn't, you could..."

Every page explains how another ocean/beach dwelling organism adapts to tides moving.

Great illustrations reminiscent of Mary Flair era Disney art direction.
Sep 21, 2013 Teri rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: oceans
We learned a lot about tides, and what the animals do to accomodate. Great nonfiction.
Beautiful illustrations!
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Fran Hodgkins always loved nature and science, and loved writing as well, so it seemed only logical that she would grow up to write about science and nature for children. Her first book, The Orphan Seal, received the Henry Bergh Children's Book Award from the ASPCA. Her book How People Learned to Fly is an exemplar in the Common Core ELA standards.

Fran has written more than 20 books for young read
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