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About Fish: A Guide for Children (About...) [Hardcover]

By Cathryn P. Sill (Author) & John Sill (Joint Author)
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Item description for About Fish: A Guide for Children (About...) by Cathryn P. Sill & John Sill...

Introduces various species of fish, describing their food needs, body structures, protective mechanisms, habitats, and reproduction.

Publishers Description
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 -- what fish are; how they swim, breathe, and reproduce; and how 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.

Citations And Professional Reviews
About Fish: A Guide for Children (About...) by Cathryn P. Sill & John Sill has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Booklist - 03/01/2002 page 1138
  • School Library Journal - 06/01/2002 page 126
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 430
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 430

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Peachtree Publishers
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 10.25" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2002
Publisher   Peachtree Publishers
Age  4-8
ISBN  1561452564  
ISBN13  9781561452569  

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Cathryn P. Sill currently resides in the state of North Carolina. Cathryn P. Sill was born in 1953.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Fish > Nonfiction

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A must for young naturalists  Aug 16, 2009
I recently bought this book for my 25-month old son who loves animals and "About Birds: A Guide For Children". Though this book is too sophisticated for him at present ("too big", he says) I know he will love it in the future. Like "About Birds" the illustrations are excellent and the text expressed fairly sophisticated facets of fish in a simple and accessible way (how they eat, breathe, travel, etc). I definitely recommend this book (and series) to anyone with a child that loves nature and animals - it's unique and special series.

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