About Habitats: Seashores

illus. by John Sill. 48p. (About Habitats). Peachtree. Aug. 2017. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781561459681.
K-Gr 2—Seashores are the areas of the earth where the land and oceans meet. This work for young learners offers examples of many types of seashores as well as the flora and fauna that live in their varied habitats. Sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, muddy flats, and pebbly shorelines each provide a home for those creatures who have adapted to their diverse surroundings. Each spread offers one sentence to describe a specific shoreline habitat. Full page, muted watercolor illustrations enhance the simple text and depict specific characteristics of each locale. More detailed information is provided in the afterword, which is keyed to each image. Overall, the information does lack depth; however, this can be of interest as a basic primer on seashores and the plant and animal life.
VERDICT Useful for introductory units on marine and earth science.

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