About Crustaceans

A Guide for Children
by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Category: Series: About…Themes: Animals
Any young seashore visitor or beachcomber will enjoy this beginner’s guide to crustaceans from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the celebrated About… and About Habitats series.
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  • ISBN: 9781561453016
  • Publication date: 03/01/2004
  • Page Count: 40
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • ISBN: 9781561454051
  • Publication date: 03/01/2007
  • Page Count: 40
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • Age Range: 3-7
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Description

Any young seashore visitor or beachcomber will enjoy this beginner’s guide to crustaceans from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the celebrated About… and About Habitats series.

“Perfect for beginning readers or for sharing aloud with budding naturalists.” ―School Library Journal

In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what crustaceans are, how they look, how they protect themselves, what they eat, and where they live.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diversity of the crustacean population, from the Sand Fiddler Crab to the California Rock Lobster. An afterword provides more details.

About Crustaceans is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.

Author/Illustrator

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Cathryn Sill

Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

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John Sill

Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

Reviews

“This is an excellent example of easy nonfiction, perfect for beginning readers or for sharing aloud with budding naturalists.” ―School Library Journal

“Marvelous paintings evoke the seashore, with all its color and fluidity…An excellent first resource book for young children.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“The clarity of layout, text, and illustration gives this book an accessible look, while the quality of the presentation makes it well worth sharing in the classroom.” ―Booklist

“I really like how it lays out all the facts about the crustaceans and I really loved the illustrations. They were awesome! I think people age 4 and up would like it, especially people who live by the beach. If I could I would give it 6 stars! –Eliot K., age 6” ―Mensa Foundation Magazine

“A treasure to have tucked on a shelf ready for the inquisitive youngster to while away an afternoon learning while he is having fun. I highly recommend this set of books for the home library as well as the school library.” ―Chat with Vera

Awards

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2005

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

AR Level: 2.6
F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre I
Themes: Crustacean Behavior, Crustacean Characteristics, Crustacean Habitats