Looking Closely along the Shore (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781554531417, 40pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2008
Young eyes will rediscover our planet as a place of beauty, mystery and delight. Readers are first challenged to guess the identity of each close-up photograph. The next page reveals the entire photograph of the plant, animal or natural object accompanied by a simple but detailed description of the habitat. By inspiring children to ask questions and use their imaginations, these books help build problem-solving skills. They also encourage curiosity about environments that, examined this closely, are full of unexpected wonders.
About the Author
Frank Serafini is an educator and avid nature photographer whose work has taken him from Fiji to Mexico, from Canada to Australia. Previously a primary schoolteacher, Frank is now Associate Professor of Children's Literature and Literacy Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Praise For Looking Closely along the Shore…
Close-up photography accompanied by bold, brief rhyming text will draw the attention of even large groups of children.—School Library Journal
Children are asked to stretch their imaginations ... Beautiful up-close photography reflecting a wide diversity within each habitat is the cornerstone of the formula.—Kirkus Reviews
... will pique the interest of children ...—School Library Journal
... presents a number of ?mysteries? that can be nicely solved by a child alone ...—The Gazette