Little sea creatures build their shell homes in a wonderful variety of shapes and colors. In this lovely lilting rhyme, children walk the beach, counting, naming, and appreciating forever the Kitten Paws and other beautiful shells, and the creatures that lived in them. The paperback edition contains a tear-out shell identification card to enhance the hands-on lesson in natLittle sea creatures build their shell homes in a wonderful variety of shapes and colors. In this lovely lilting rhyme, children walk the beach, counting, naming, and appreciating forever the Kitten Paws and other beautiful shells, and the creatures that lived in them. The paperback edition contains a tear-out shell identification card to enhance the hands-on lesson in nature's simple wonders....
|Title||:||Seashells By The Seashore (Sharing Nature With Children Book)|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Seashells By The Seashore (Sharing Nature With Children Book) Reviews
What a pleasant way to learn about 10 different kinds of shells a person might find at the beach. My favorite part of the story was the ending - finding out that the children were gathering the shells as a gift for their grandmother who loved the beach. Books with children who behave in thoughtful ways to their family are always a treasure!**Talking points - Have you been to the beach? What did you like best about it? What do you think your grandma would like for a gift? What about your grandpa?
Two months ago, I took my four-year-old son to the beach. He collected shells. A lot of shells. Some of the less disgusting ones made it home. For two months, I dried them out in the garage. And then, a few days ago, my son and I made a beach collage. That collage recalled this book. I first encountered Seashells by the Seashore about seven years ago. I was working as an assistant children's librarian at the time. In Florida. Marianne Berkes was the guest for a special summer program. Long tables had been set up along one side of the room. When Marianne arrived, the tables were covered with all different types of shells. This was the first book she presented that day. I also think it was the first book she wrote. As she read the book, she held up the corresponding shells. The children (all 100 or so of them) were entranced. This was in Florida. These kids had grown up with seashells, seen them all their young lives, and yet after Seashells by the Seashore, the kids were looking at shells in a new light. Good books can do that.The illustrations for this book were rendered in watercolor, so that have an open, loose, "beachy" feel. The seashells, however, are more detailed and therefore more easily recognizable. I live in South Carolina now. About an hour from the ocean, so we don't go to the beach very often. My son can recognize his shells in this book. Good illustrations can do that.
Most counting books are painful exercises in boring repetition. Here's eight balls. Here's seven pretzels. Here's six strawberries. Here's five dogs. Here's four pillows because I've fallen asleep.This avoids those pitfalls, by instead presenting a purposeful storyline involving the counting. Not just counting for the sake of counting, or a story that just happens to have incrementing numbers appearing in it, but a quest that requires an ever increasing number.(view spoiler)[Though it would have been nice to see the count properly decrement, and the whelk shell removed from the sidebar, when the inhabitant is discovered. (hide spoiler)]
This book is about seashells. When the animals die, the shells wash up to shore. As they talk about the different shells they are counting how many they get. It has a little bit of a rhyme to it as well. This is a great counting book with a story.
A cute counting book for the pre-school crowd. My 2-yr old likes it, even though it's a bit advanced for him, and my grade-school kids like learning about the shells, so it really is fun for a lot of ages! It's a great read-aloud.
Good and easy nonfiction to pair with a fiction story about shells. Describes 12 different kinds of shells that can be found at the beach.
This was an excellent book that helped with counting as well as identifying many types of seashells. The watercolor artwork helped with the beachy feel to the book.
kids liked it