by Seymour Simon

On Sale: 06/21/2011


by Seymour Simon

On Sale: 06/21/2011


About the Book

Friendly and fascinating, dolphins are one of nature’s most intelligent animals. They live in families called pods and can make a series of 2,000 high-pitched clicks to locate fish in the water. Despite their beauty and playfulness, dolphins face serious dangers from commercial fishing and human activity. It’s vital that people support governmental laws to protect these wonderful creatures. Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon gives you an expert view of these clever, curious, and mischievous mammals in a full-color photographic introduction. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for more than twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards.

This book includes an author's note, glossary, and index and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.

Critical Praise

Simon presents fascinating facts about these playful mammals…in terms that children can understand. Without being didactic, he discusses the physiology and habits of dolphins, as well as the greatest threat to the species-humans. Children, teachers, and librarians alike will be drawn to this clear, colorful book. — ALA Booklist

Simply outstanding. — School Library Journal

Cute, smart, and approachable, dolphins have long fascinated humans. Simon draws readers beyond this initial captivation into deeper discussions of dolphin species, describing their life cycles and social organization. As always, he guides readers through intricate topics (for example, the potentially confusing dolphin-porpoise-whale terminology) with remarkable clarity. — The Horn Book


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064462204
  • ISBN 10: 006446220X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 06/21/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 10
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Animal Welfare
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life

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