The month of April celebrates National Library Week (April 13-19)! To celebrate, I will post Book reviews of Children's Science Literature.
I am featuring two books, companion books actually, both published by Scholastic , 2007 as a part of their Undersea Encounters Series.
Predators of the Sea
by Mary Jo Rhodes, and David Hall,(Photographer)
This Trade book provided great descriptions of the predatory behavior of several species. Everything is covered from the brute strength of starfish to the cleverness of scorpion fish, this book introduces young readers to the variety of tactics different sea animals use to catch dinner. The book is filled with excellent color photos that are sure to engage students. Plus, the book is very easy to read.
Survival Secrets of of Sea Animals by Mary Jo Rhodes, and David Hall, (Photographer)
This book is great. I loved it. As a companion to Predators, it explains all of the ways different sea animals avoid and wriggle their ways out the clutches of the most clever sea predators. The photos are excellent and the text is engaging. I highly recommend this book for young readers and environmental educators, too.