Author: Sill, Cathryn
A timely, award-winning first book on wetlands for young naturalists and conservationists. A classroom favorite!
“An attractive introduction to the variety, singular features, and great environmental importance of wetlands.” ?Booklist Online
Wetlands are some of the world’s most at-risk environments today. In this addition to the award-winning About Habitats series, author and former educator Cathryn Sill and illustrator John Sill explore the major attributes of wetlands and their remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.
Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what wetlands are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how wetlands help maintain the delicate balance of Earth’s environments. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of wetlands topography?from salt marshes to tropical mangrove swamps. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about the wetlands, inspiring readers to learn more.
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 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: Oceans
About Habitats: Polar RegionsAbout Habitats: Rivers and Streams
About Habitats: Seashores
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