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Smart Kids: Coral Reef Hardcover – March 18 2014
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Uncover an amazing world under the sea! Learn all about the incredible creatures that live in coral reefs – from the brightly patterned fish to the deadly predators, as well as the many different reefs all over the world. Dive in and explore!
This new addition to the Smart Kids series from Roger Priddy features incredible close-up photos of ocean life, fascinating facts, amazing records, and trivia, and is a brightly colored, fact-packed compendium of predators, prey, and everything under the sea.
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Roger Priddy's passion for educating children through fun, informative and engaging books has led him to create some of publishing's most enduring and successful non-fiction early learning books. Roger lives in London with his wife and four children, who have been the inspiration behind many of his best publishing ideas.
- Publisher : Priddy Books (March 18 2014)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 30 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0312516770
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312516772
- Item weight : 567 g
- Dimensions : 31.32 x 1.07 x 25.76 cm
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This book reminds me of National Geographic's First Big Book of the Sea, but it's much smaller (of course), and far better bound (we're missing pages from our Big Books, whereas this is bound well with string). The sentences can be surprisingly long and occasionally verbose, compared with the National Geographic Big Books and National Geographic Readers, but it's still a similar format. I'm reading with a young child (4) so shorter sentences help (she likes to repeat what she's learned). Here's an example of a typically long sentence: "Algae: Types of simple plants that mostly live in the sea, from microscopic bloblike algae that float in the water or live inside some animals' bodies, up to huge seaweed many yards long.")
Also the end of the book (last section before the Glossary, "Reefs at Risk") really ends on a down-note. Of course we all should really worry about what's happening to coral reefs as a result of human activities. But I think it's nice how National Geographic handles this... they mention all the threats, and then talk about ways that we can help mitigate those threats (even if it's just by learning more and sharing what you've learned). All that said, we still love the book! My daughter asks for this one frequently, and the photos are gorgeous, plus the formatting lends a fun feel to the writing!