Starfish: The Stars of the Sea

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Scholastic/Cartwheel Books, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction
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Simple rhyming text describes the characteristics and behavior of starfish.

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Review: Starfish: The Stars of the Sea (Hello Reader Science, Level 1)

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This book about Starfish sacrifices clarity and scientific accuracy for the sake of the rhyme scheme. I'll never understand why people insist on making cutesy rhyming text in non-fiction books for ... Read full review


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Connie Roop is a high school environmental science teacher, and a recipient of the Women Leaders in Education Award from the American Association of University Women and a Kohl Education Foundation Award for Exceptional Teaching. In 1997 and 1998 she led groups of students to Belize to study the rainforest. Together with her husband, Connie has written 60 children's books ranging from historical fiction to nonfiction. Seven of their books are "Reading Rainbow" books, including Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, a Feature Book. Their books have received recognition from the National Association of Science Teachers, National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Book Council, and the American Library Association. They have also received Wisconsin's Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Award.

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