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Title:
Into the A, B, sea : an ocean alphabet
Author:
Rose, Deborah Lee.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
An alphabet book featuring twenty-six animals found in the ocean and including endnotes giving additional details about each of these sea creatures.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 30 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 2.7 1 Quiz: 21822 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780439096966

9780439096973
Format :
Book

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This alphabet book features 26 animals found in the ocean and includes endnotes that give additional details about each of these sea creatures. Full-color illustrations.


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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. Richly textured paper collages and simple, rhyming text will encourage young readers to learn this alphabet of sea life. From anemones to zooplankton, the author introduces sea flora and fauna, first in rhymed couplets filled with appealing action words and then in a concluding section that offers a few facts about each entry. Although the text's rhythm and rhyme will sweep listeners along, younger children will most likely need an adult's help with the appended facts. Readers of all ages, however, will be drawn to Jenkins' beautiful collages of brilliantly colored paper layered in uncluttered compositions. An attractive introduction for children with deep-sea curiosity and for use across the curriculum. --Gillian Engberg


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-An eye-catching look at the diverse, colorful, and unique creatures that inhabit the world's oceans. Brief, rhyming couplets ask readers to dive into the sea, "where Anemones sting/and Barnacles cling/where Crabs crawl in/and Dolphins spin." With so many fascinating aquatic animals to choose from, Rose has no trouble making the A-to-Z motif work. One species is introduced for each letter, with a single exception ("where blue Whales eXhale"). The text reads aloud smoothly, with natural-sounding rhymes and an even pace. The collage artwork is breathtaking. Using a variety of textures and a palette of deep blues and purples, Jenkins captures the grace and vitality of his subjects, as well as the different characteristics of their particular environments. In one dramatic double-page spread, a humpback whale leaps above a green sea with flippers extended to the sky. In another scene, a tenacious starfish clings to a rock while the ocean undulates around it. Each painting is a perfect medley of vibrant color and restless motion, a combination that evokes the mystery and majesty of the sea. Three pages of endnotes provide tidbits about each animal, making it clear, for example, that although manatees and narwhals are shown on the same page, they live in different waters. A tantalizing, visually stunning invitation to explore a new frontier.-Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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