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 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.
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."
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.
Author: R. Tucker Abbott
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2014-02-01
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Seashells of the World is an introduction to the world of marine seashells, emphasizing the most attractive and best-known species. This guide will help you to: -Identify -Classify -Understand the beautiful shells you see and collect No other animals are so widely collected, traded, or bought and sold because of their beauty and rarity.
A visit to any Florida beach can spark curiosity about seashells. Satisfy questions about the names and lives of seashells by comparing beachcombing finds to color photographs representing hundreds of individual shells. Guide organization is simple, and images show shells as they would be found on beaches, not in museums. Maps for each kind of shell point out where to seek targeted treasures, and many other secrets for finding interesting shells are revealed. Shells include kinds found throughout the southeastern US and Caribbean Sea.
Crafting with shells provides the opportunity to create truly unique pieces of art. When combined, shapes ranging from angels to animals emerge to embellish boxes, cards, frames, mirrors, unique pins, ornaments and magnets. The uses are endless.
Color dozens of shells from around the world — from Australia's poisonous textile cone to Florida's flamingo tongue. Mollusks build colorful shells around themselves for camouflage and defense. Shells also attract humans for their beauty and value. This ready-to-color collection offers nearly a hundred of these hard-shelled wonders from around the world. Shown in native habitats that include oceans, reefs and beaches, you'll discover spider conches and jackknife clams from the Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Bay scallops from New England, fig shells and white-edged augers from Australia, tropical giant clams from Japan, and many other mollusks. Captions include common and scientific names.