I See Ocean Animals [Series]. Lerner, 2017. 24p. Ages 5-8. P8 Q8.
Each book in the series has a table of contents, parts of the book’s subject, picture glossary, and index. A teacher’s guide with student handout and resources is available at www.lerneresource.com under the series name.
Some books in the series:
Quality photographs and simple sentence structure provide important facts about the starfish.
Verdict: Although the book uses the older term, “starfish,” instead of the current term “sea star,” it is still a useful addition to a library.
For a primary-level reader, the photos of the great white shark are very frightening, almost like a scene out of Jaws, even though few sharks actually attack people. That facts in the book, however, are appropriate for the audience.
Verdict: It is a good non-fiction addition to a library, and students will enjoy reading it.
March 2017 review by Deborah Gwynn.