Beachcombing

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Beachcombing

Exploring the Seashore

By Jim Arnosky

Dutton Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780525471042, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2004

Description
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.


About the Author
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."