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A classroom favorite and simple first look at oceans from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About Habitats and About… series.

“A lovely primer on Earth’s largest habitat.” ?Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine

In simple, easy-to-understand language, former educator and author Cathryn Sill teaches children what oceans are, what kinds of animals and plants live there and how they survive, and why oceans are important. Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers beautifully detailed paintings that depict the characteristics of different types of oceans—from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean—and how different species have adapted. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further details. Ideal for casual exploration or for early childhood and elementary science units.

The About Habitats series introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components. Each book in the series provides information about the nature and characteristics of the habitat while the full-page illustrations expand on that information.

Also available by Cathryn and John Sill:
About Habitats: Deserts
About Habitats: Forests
About Habitats: Grasslands
About Habitats: Mountains
About Habitats: Polar Regions
About Habitats: Rivers and Streams
About Habitats: Seashores
About Habitats: Wetlands


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ?National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council
NSTA Recommends ?National Science Teachers Association
North Carolina Author Awards (AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ?North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ?Kansas National Education Association


ISBN 9781561456185 Category

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