About Crustaceans: A Guide for Children

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Peachtree Publishers, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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Beautiful, realistic illustrations and an elegantly simple text illuminate the basic characteristics of crustaceans for the very young.

Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into the world of crustaceans. The simple text describes how crustaceans look, how they protect themselves, what they eat, and where they live.

The beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of the crustacean population-from a Sand Fiddler to a California Rock Lobster-and present each in its natural habitat. An afterword provides further details on the crustaceans to inspire young readers to learn more.

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ABOUT CRUSTACEANS: A Guide for Children

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A young naturalist's guide to the hard-bodied creatures often spotted at the seashore introduces crustaceans as animals that have a hard shell protecting their soft bodies. Children will especially ... Read full review

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VERY basic, but informational. It is easy, but can be refreshing in a unit with heavier books Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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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