About Marine Mammals: A Guide for Children (About. . . #19) (Paperback)

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About Marine Mammals: A Guide for Children (About. . . #19) (Paperback)

By Cathryn Sill, John Sill (Illustrator)


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This is book number 19 in the About. . . series.

A classroom favorite and first glimpse of marine mammals that's ideal for budding oceanographers! From the creators of the award-winning About... and About Habitats series.

"A solid nonfiction treat for budding naturalists." ―Booklist

In About Marine Mammals, former educator and author Cathryn Sill tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating marine mammals—how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. She covers animals as diverse as whales and otters to dolphins, polar bears, and more.

Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers beautifully detailed, realistic paintings to depict a variety of marine mammals, and an afterword provides more details.

About Marine Mammals is part of the award-winning About... series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.

An Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association / Children's Book Council
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. She lives in North Carolina.

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 many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.
Product Details ISBN: 9781682632888
ISBN-10: 1682632881
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: About. . .
"Dependable fare for budding naturalists."—Kirkus Reviews

"This broad introduction to marine mammals covers major characteristics, using illustrations rendered in soft hues to captivate readers. . . A serviceable addition for young children interested in ocean wildlife." —School Library Journal

"A lovely study of more than a dozen aquatic mammals, all captured in wildlife illustrator John Sill's handsome watercolors." —Publishers Weekly

"A solid nonfiction treat for budding naturalists."—Booklist