About Mollusks

A Guide for Children
by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Category: Series: About…Themes: Animals
Cathryn and John Sill explore slimy snails, clams, and more in their award-winning beginner’s guide to mollusks, part of the About… series.  
Price: $7.95
  • ISBN: 9781561454068
  • Publication date: 03/01/2008
  • Page Count: 40
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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Description

Cathryn and John Sill explore slimy snails, clams, and more in their award-winning beginner’s guide to mollusks, part of the About… series.

“Handsome… a rewarding slice of the biodiversity pie.” ―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 mollusks are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of mollusks—from the small Garden Snail to the Giant Pacific Octopus. An afterword provides more details.

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

Awards:

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books (Children’s Science Picture Books Finalist) ―Subaru/American Association for the Advancement of Science

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 handsome look at a cast of lowly characters is a rewarding slice of the biodiversity pie.” ―School Library Journal

Awards

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2006

SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books (Children’s Science Picture Books Finalist) ―Subaru/American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

AR Level: 2.6
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre I
Themes: Mollusk Behavior, Mollusk Characteristics, Mollusk Habitats