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Title:
Sea creatures on the move
Author:
Sibbald, Jean H.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Dillon Press, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
95 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Describes the primary modes of transportation and habitats for a variety of sea creatures.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780875184128
Format :
Book

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Describes the primary modes of transportation and habitats for a variety of sea creatures.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-5. The sea encompasses a wide variety of habitats and sustains a great many life forms, all of which move in one way or another. Sibbald divides these movements into 11 kinds of travel--swimming, paddling, leaping, flying, jetting, drifting, floating, diving, digging, walking, and creeping--and uses them as a basis for her chapters. Various examples of creatures are cited, followed by explanations of how these animals' bodies and habitats are suited to their particular kind of locomotion. The author includes many unusual species, and most are shown in full-color photographs. Appended with suggested projects, a glossary, and a list of scientific names for the animals, this will be useful for report writers and for science classes surveying the ocean. --Kay Weisman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-- Not only do sea creatures move by swimming; they are just as likely to get around by paddling, leaping, jumping, flying, jetting, drifting, floating, diving, digging, walking, and creeping. Sibbald first sets the context with sea facts and a brief introduction, both particularized to underwater movement. Illustrated with excellent full-color photographs of animals resting and moving, the book describes familiar and not so familiar animals. In addition to such common movements as the flying fish sailing through the air to escape its underwater enemies, unexpected ones are included. The scallop squirts water out of the sides of its shell to jet away from enemies, and Sibbald includes an underwater experiment to perform in a kitchen sink to see just how it accomplishes this jet propulsion. Important terms are printed in bold in the text and defined in the glossary. The section of suggested activities includes easy ways to learn more. A useful, entertaining book. --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.