Item description for DK Readers: Day at Seagull Beach (Level 1: Beginning to Read) by Karen Wallace...
This Level 1 book is appropriate for children who are just beginning to read.
High in the sky the sharp-eyed seagull searches the seashore for something special. What could it be? For children who are just beginning to read and who have a limited vocabulary, these 32-page Level 1 books-about everything from tadpoles to puppies-use word repetition and simple sentences to convey meaning. Picture dictionary boxes with word labels "show" the meanings of words. These books contain between 400 and 450 words each, and they are 80 percent pictures and 20 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
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Studio: DK CHILDREN
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.95" Width: 5.86" Height: 0.11" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 1999
Publisher DK Children
ISBN 0789440024 ISBN13 9780789440020
Availability 0 units.
More About Karen Wallace
Karen Wallace has spent time fishing in the rivers of Ireland. She says she didn't see eels very often, but "when I did, I couldn't get over how extraordinary they were."
Mike Bostock remembers catching eels as a child. "But reading the text was an education for me," he says. "I had no idea they went through so many changes."
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Reviews - What do customers think about DK Readers: Day at Seagull Beach (Level 1: Beginning to Read)?
An educational visit to the seashore Jan 24, 2001
"A Day at Seagull Beach," by Karen Wallace, describes a day in the life of a mated pair of seagulls. Directed towards beginning readers, this book combines an easy-to-read text with full color nature photography on every page.
As do the other volumes in this series, this book contains a "Picture Word List" at the end. This feature is basically a visual glossary that illustrates each vocabulary word ("pincer," "seaweed," "waves," etc.) with a photograph. This is a good feature that adds to the book's educational value.
We see the seagulls tending their nest and their eggs. Much of the book follows the male gull as he searches for food; we see him encounter a crab, a starfish, and other marine life. Overall, the combination of good photography and literacy aids make "A Day at Seagull Beach" a good choice for children.
Perfect for a day at the beach or just remembering Dec 24, 1999
I got this book for my 3-year old niece about a week before her first plane ride and vacation to the beach. By our arrival in Miami Beach she could already point to the many seagulls and tell me that they were looking for food. The simple story and illustrations were a wonderful introduction to many of the things she encountered at the beach including the waves, shells, seaweed, sandcastles, and crabs (but as a Maryland native she already knows all about them - steamed with plenty of Old Bay seasoning, that is). Now weeks later, rereading the story brings back memories of her trip and lots of enjoyment. Highly educational and fun.