Wednesday, July 4, 2012

In the Sea

Elliot, David.
In the Sea.
February 2012.
Candlewick Press.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

 This book of poetry introduces children to the mystical creatures of the sea.  From the very basic (starfish) to lesser-known creatures like the "Chambered Nautilus," children learn a variety of facts while easily picking up on the rhyming nature of the text. 

While the unique illustrations will draw young children in, the text is a bit more difficult for young children to understand and will likely loose their attention more quickly than that of an older child (7+ years old).  This would be a great book to put out on the shelf and let children "go" with it or to read it if it seems to peak their interests!

Learning Activities:

After reading, visit a local aquarium... see how many of these sea creatures you find within! 

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