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Looking Closely along the Shore

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Look closely. Look very closely. Is it ... a string of beads? Stars in the sky? Give up? Just turn the page and, lo and behold, it's an ochre sea star! See what looks like a bird's beak revealed as a gooseneck barnacle, blades of grass as a blue mussel, and many more surprises when you look closely along the shore. The Looking Closely series takes children on a journey of ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Kids Can Press
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Feras Nasser
Jun 21, 2014 Feras Nasser rated it liked it
The takeaway of this book is its multiple useful facts about what we can find in our seas and on shores. This book contains basic and exciting information about Lined Shore Crabs and Ochre Sea Stars, among other. Furthermore, this book engages its reader to predict what will come on the next page by asking what the animal or plant on the next page might be. This is conducted by displaying a small part of the concerned animal or plant before the complete picture and the accompanied explanation ar ...more
Maggi Rohde
Apr 25, 2015 Maggi Rohde rated it it was amazing
Getting kids to look, to really observe without judgment, is huge. This series helps by taking away the context. There's a lot of information inside, too, but it never feels overwhelming. These are some beautiful photos. Also a natural model for children's work. A must-have for all K-5 collections.
Jul 21, 2010 jacky rated it liked it
Recommends it for: toddlers - grade school
This was read at story time because of the water theme of the summer reading program this summer. I missed a lot of it because I was busy with Natalie, but what I did see looked pretty cool. It focuses on a closeup of something from the ocean, then pulls back. Great book for teaching about the shore or about perspective.
Oct 01, 2008 Ai-ling rated it really liked it
Picture book, Preschool to 3rd Grade. Every other spread gives a peek at the following full-color photo of something found on the beach. Children can play a guessing game or just wait to read the short version, "It's a common Sand Dollar," or the long version-- a paragraph about the Sand Dollar.
Mar 27, 2011 Victoria rated it it was amazing
This book had many colorful pictures and easy to read facts about the many things we can see at the beach. This would be a great book to read duirng a science unit about the sea. Students can explore sea shells and sea creatures.
Introduces things found on the seashore and invites young readers to guess the identity of each plant, animal, or object depicted, including gooseneck barnacles, coconut palms, and rocks.
Jennifer Nydahl
Dec 06, 2010 Jennifer Nydahl rated it really liked it
Shelves: t-l-544, information
Genre: Information
Copyright: 2008

A great information book where the reader has to look at clues to guess what the animal/plant is on the following page.
Sep 18, 2015 Shadowjac rated it really liked it
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I checked this out for my church's beach themed vacation bible school, all groups enjoyed it from preschool to 5/6.
Jan 23, 2010 Michelle rated it it was amazing
This book would be great for a class visit. I am planning on using it for my summer reading promotions.
Sep 25, 2008 Zack rated it it was ok
Shelves: j-non-fiction
Good concept and information, but would benefit from sharper photographs.
Nov 19, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it
Great for talking about patterns, shapes, colors, texture.
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fun book looking for things on the shore -
Feb 25, 2009 Kari rated it really liked it
Nice lower level nonfiction.
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Dr. Frank Serafini is an author, illustrator, photographer, educator, musician, and a Professor of Literacy Education and Children’s Literature at Arizona State University.
Frank has published six books with Heinemann, including: The Reading Workshop, Reading Aloud and Beyond, Lessons in Comprehension, and Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days and Classroom Reading Assessments which will be avai
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