Looking Closely along the Shore (Hardcover)

By Frank Serafini, Frank Serafini (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781554531417, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2008

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Look closely. Look very closely. Is it ... a string of beads? Stars in the sky? Give up? Just turn the page and, lo and behold, it's an ochre sea star! See what looks like a bird's beak revealed as a gooseneck barnacle, blades of grass as a blue mussel, and many more surprises when you look closely along the shore. The Looking Closely series takes children on a journey of discovery through four environments --- the forest, the shore, the desert and the garden. Frank Serafini's camera lens enlarges each world through the magic of close-up photography.

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.

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

... boys will be enthralled by a book that teaches children how to find animals that live in plain sight ... and you'll be fascinated by it, too.—Washington Post

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