A 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council)
Introduce your future marine biologist to all of the creatures who live in underwater foliage, and how to count from 1 to 11 in Seagrass Dreams.
Seagrass Dreams is a unique counting book and introduction to marine life that stars animals who make their home in the seagrass. Young children and their parents will love learning to count from 1 to 11 while they also meet a host of marine animals. You'll be introduced to characters such as the toothy great barracuda, the gliding yellow stingray, the bucktooth parrotfish, and the chocolate chip sea star (not good for adding to cookies).
That isn't all though! Seagrass Dreams will also teach you each animal's common name, scientific name, natural habitat, and a whole lot more! This book is loaded with gorgeous illustrations which add a colorful and engaging element. Seagrass Dreams closes with a list of the common species of seagrasses, their scientific names, and where each can be found.
Publisher: Seagrass Press
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 222 x 286 x 15 mm
"While counting up to 10, Hanes vividly describes the features and behaviors of 10 creatures that reside in underwater seagrass meadows....Bonfield creates a sense of watery depth and dimension in her gestural mixed-media images, and an afterword provides greater detail about these creatures." * Publishers Weekly *
"A fabulous addition to marine science collections. However, librarians should keep in mind that the benefits and necessity of seagrass takes precedent in the narrative over the counting element" * School Library Journal *
A 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council) * NSTA-CBC *
"Younger readers can practice their counting skills while learning about what lives in the seagrass meadows of the ocean in this book by St. Louis author Hanes. Each number highlights a different creature ("One great barracuda," "Two yellow stingrays") and is accompanied by Bonfield's colorful close-ups of the animals." * St. Louis Post-Dispatch *
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