About Seabirds

A Guide for Children
by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Category: Series: About…Themes: Animals
A simple first look at birds that spend most of their lives on or near the ocean. From Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About… series.  
Price: $16.99
  • ISBN: 9781682630921
  • Publication date: 08/01/2020
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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Description

A simple first look at birds that spend most of their lives on or near the ocean. From Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About… series.

In this addition to the About… series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what seabirds are, where they live, what they eat, and how they move.

Illustrator John Sill offers detailed watercolor art that shows the characteristics all seabirds share, while offering a closer look at a number of these distinctive birds that spend most of their lives on or near the ocean, lakes, or along the shore—from the Brown Pelican and the King Penguin to the Magnificent Frigatebird and the Blue-footed Booby.

A glossary, afterword, and suggestions for further reading will inspire young readers to learn more.

About Seabirds is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on birds, marine, and animal life.

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

“The uncluttered format…will be appealing to young audiences.” —Booklist Online

“Sill’s artwork enhances the text… The detailed illustrations are engaging and informative…. This serviceable guide to seabirds contains straightforward language and colorful illustrations. Recommended for most public and school libraries.” —School Library Journal

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

F&P: I, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: AD530L
Themes: Seabird Behavior, Seabird Characteristics, Seabird Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 2:  JNF003150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life
BISAC 3: JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology