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.
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
“The artwork is stunning, filled with realistic details and a beautiful balance of colors. The format would work well as a read-aloud…” ―School Library Journal
“This handsome book provides an attractive introduction to the variety, singular features, and great environmental importance of wetlands.” ―Booklist Online
“This book will appeal to all readers interested in habitats…clear, precise, and easy to understand…meticulous illustrations bring each scene to life…” ―Library Media Connection
“Each wetland has different plants and animals, but all are vital to help maintain the delicate balance among Earth’s environments. This book will answer the questions readers have about fragile and important wetland habitats.” ―NSTA Recommends
“Beautifully detailed…” ―The Coastland Times
“The gorgeous watercolor illustrations will entertain the adults expected to turn the pages.” ―The Star-Tribune
“Exquisite watercolors and simple text deliver an important message…Look for the rest of their excellent books.” ―The Virginian-Pilot
NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2012
North Carolina Author Awards (AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, 2008
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2009
AR Level: 2.6
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre I
Themes: Wetlands Animals, Wetlands Characteristics, Wetlands Geography, Wetlands Plant Life
BISAC 1: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 2: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
BISAC 3: JNF037030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Flowers & Plants