Both classroom teachers and vacationing parents will find this little book to be a charmer. Counting from one to twelve, Sue picks up shells--periwinkle, kittens paw, scallop--and carefully adds them to her bucket as a gift for Grandma. She and her friend identify the shells, and when they discover one that still has the mollusk living inside they put it back in the water--learning that shells are actually the abandoned homes of sea animals--but sometimes the animal is still home! The paperback edition contains a tear-out shell identification card to enhance the hands-on lesson in simple wonders from nature.
This book tells the amazing story behind seashells: how they are made by mollusks, used for protection and camouflage, and full of clues about all theyOCOve been through. Inspired by Next Time You See a Seashell, young readers will find these intricate objects even more fascinating when they discover their origins in slimy, snaily creatures. Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with these books and inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as seashells and sunsets."
This unusual coloring book features many common and exotic seashells. They're interwoven with images of gulls, starfish, seahorses, crabs, and other marine creatures in 30 full-page illustrations of fanciful patterns.
What makes a shell like a house? A house is a home for you, a nest is a home for a bird, and a cave is a home for a bear. But for some animals a shell is a home. Snails and turtles and crabs and clams all have shells that act as their homes and protect them from harm. In this book you'll learn all about these and other crustaceous creatures, for whom a shell is just the right sort of home.
Let the treasure hunt begin! As any visitor to the beach knows, all sorts of treasures ca be found if you look. This beautifully illustrated pocket guide helps young beachcombers find and identify shells of animals commonly found in the Northeast from Maine’s rocky coast to the sandy shores of Cape Cod and Long Island.
Packed with facts and activities, this is the perfect first book for young explorers who are curious about nature and want to learn more about the seashore. What shapes the shore? What causes tides? Seashore has these answers and more, and is a perfect introduction to the world of shells, fish, and birds for kids who are curious about nature. Packed with amazing facts about fun topics like shell shapes and rock pools, this eBook lets kids have fun and be innovative as they learn through simple activities like making and testing a paper boat, and recording and drawing the sea creatures they find on the shore. With its natural look and feel and its practical approach to learning, Seashore is sure to make waves in the lives of little explorers.
Author: Lester Ingle
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2014-02-25
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This compact guide will help you understand--and enjoy--the unique zone where land and ocean meet. It is a guide to: Seashells Sea Plants Shore Birds Jellyfish, Starfish, Sand Crabs With over 475 marine subjects illustrated in full color, Seashore Life not only aids in identification but also gives an overall picture of life at the shore. Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.
Author: Gary Rosenberg
Release Date: 2008-09-01
This easy-to-use volume of 250 carefully selected species is the perfect resource for everyone, from the beginning shell collector to the serious student. Begins with an intro. that not only explains what mollusks are, but details their biological characteristics and evolution. Some of the mollusks are included because they are the most representative members of their respective families, while others are featured because they possess distinguishing characteristics, such as beauty, rarity, or size. Every entry contains a wealth of engaging and helpful info. Lists each species¿ Latin and common names, size, distribution, and other pertinent facts. Discusses the pervasive role of the seashell in religion, folklore, and mythology worldwide. Full-color illustrations.