About Fish: A Guide for Children

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Peachtree Pub Limited, Feb 1, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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This first glimpse into the world of fish explains the basic characteristics that all fish share, while offering a look into the wide variety of animals that fall into this diverse category.
Elementary school teacher and author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, team up again to offer young readers another first glimpse into our natural world in the latest book in the acclaimed About… series.
In simple, easy-to-understand language children learn the basic characteristics of what fish are, how they swim, breathe, and reproduce, and the different ways they protect themselves from predators. The beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of the fish population-from an Arctic char to a Porcupine fish-and present each in its natural underwater habitat. An afterword, which provides further details on the fish portrayed, will inspire young readers to learn more.

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User Review  - KayteeSchroeder - LibraryThing

REVIEW: Children learn the basic characteristics of what fish are, how they swim, breathe, and reproduce, and the different ways they protect themselves from predators. RESOURCE: Lakewood Library AGE: 4-6 Read full review

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User Review  - Asho - Goodreads

A nonfiction book with illustrations of fish and a fact about fish on each page. Not exactly thrilling, but it would be good for an early reader and it has an appendix in the back with more in-depth info about each fish pictured. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

CATHRYN SILL, a graduate of Western Carolina University, has been an elementary school teacher for fifteen years. With her husband John and brother-in-law Ben, she co-authored A Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America, Another Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America, and Beyond Birdwatching.

JOHN SILL, a North Carolina native, holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has gained several awards and an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist.

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