Beachcombing

Beachcombing : Exploring the Seashore

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Young sunbathers can learn all about the wonders at the water's edge with Jim Arnosky's fascinating guide. With friendly notes and detailed illustrations of everything from ghost crabs to shark teeth, this award-winning author and wildlife expert outfits kids with the knowledge they need to become avid beachcombers. Take it along on a family vacation or school trip, or make the beach come alive at home with this personal tour of the shore.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 217.4 x 284 x 9.7mm | 362.88g
  • Dutton Books
  • Dutton Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0525471049
  • 9780525471042
  • 1,330,225

About Jim Arnosky

Jim Arnosky is well known for his "keen observations of nature and his fine artistic talent" (School Library Journal). He has written and illustrated many children's books. "Otters Under Water" was called "first-rate natural history for the youngest" by Kirkus Reviews (pointer review), and School Library Journal wrote that in it "each of his creatures exhibits a distinct individualism." "Every Autumn Comes the Bear" was called "vibrant, translucent and strikingly composed" by Publishers Weekly, and Booklist wrote "Arnosky's radiant pictures have a dazzling sense of pattern and composition . . . and a sense of mystery. A beautiful, imaginative, and informative approach." School Library Journal said of "Rabbits & Raindrops," "Perfect for story-time or lap-time reading, this book will give children a feeling of security and contentment." Jim Arnosky and his family live on a twenty-acre farm in Vermont. copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.show more

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Praise for Beachcombing: "Naturalist Jim Arnosky offers tips for Beachcombing: Exploring the Seashore, with which young explorers can identify different shells, crabs, jellyfish and other seaside treasures, all warmly illustrated (some life-size) by the author. With an ever-present eye toward respecting and studying nature, Arnosky explains how palm trees form and the fossilization of shark teeth, among other topics related to the ebb and flow of life on the shore."—Publishers Weekly "While this is a helpful resource for the very young student, it is also a wonderful book for parents and caregivers to share with youngsters before, or during, a visit to the seashore... The book has a playful tone, reflecting a love of the beach and the illustrations will encourage the beachcomber in readers of all ages."—Children's Literature "Young beachcombers will discover old and new ideas about collecting or just identifying their finds, and the book will appeal to those children who are looking for relaxing fun."—School Library Journal "An enticing read before any trip beachward, from a veteran naturalist."—Kirkus Reviews Awards for Jim Arnosky's books: Top Ten 1998 Animal Books for Children, Booklist: Little Lions Best Children's Books of the Year, Children's Books Committee at Bank Street College: Little Lions Society of School Librarians International Honor Book: Rabbits and Raindropsshow more

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75 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 11% (8)
4 35% (26)
3 44% (33)
2 11% (8)
1 0% (0)
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