Fishing Gear

. 9781608187737. ea vol: 32p. (Reel Time). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Creative Education. Feb. 2017. lib. ed. $28.50. pap. $9.99.
Gr 3–5—Practical advice for budding anglers and maker activities at the end of each book make this a standout set. While there is some overlap, the titles complement one another, from tools and tackle in Fishing Gear, Take the Bait, and Tackling the Box to selecting the best, freshest water in which to find fish in Perfect Spot and Gone Fishing. Kids heading out on fishing trips will develop knowledge and confidence. Descriptions of fish behavior, anatomy, and species in Fresh Fish are accompanied by large photos that feature close-ups of fish as well as children and adults working together. The clear, succinct writing is easy to understand, and the huge fish heads on the cover are attention-grabbing.
VERDICT When it comes to kids and angling, there aren't many fish in the sea. This set's a catch!
While part of a series on fishing, this title concentrates on fish as an animal group. The volume discusses anatomical features and senses that help fish survive; food sources; and the types of freshwater fish most in demand by fishermen, including perch, trout, carp, and bass. Large color photos complement an informative, easy-to-read text. An activity explains how to clean caught fish. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind.

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