NSTA Recommends - Martha Svatek
"The lives of fascinating sea animals is a topic that will engage young readers. In this series of sturdy, colorful, paperback, "read-and-learn" books, students explore facts about dolphins, sharks, seals, sea turtles, octopi, and jellies. The manners in which the animals behave, move, sleep, eat, and hunt are described in clear, informative prose. A colorful photograph supports a few lines of text on each page, making the books accessible to even reluctant readers.
Sea turtles are featured in film and news media and are popular topics for young readers. This book shows the daily life of these endangered animals as they migrate long distances across oceans. Words printed in bold font are found in a glossary, and a "body map" in each book provides a valuable introduction to the similarities and different adaptations of each sea animal. As a set, this series can provide individuals or groups with content to understand biodiversity. Learning about life in the sea will be a rich and rewarding experience using these books. - Martha Svatek NSTA Recommends Website posted 10/4/2010" - NSTA Recommends