Ocean Seasons

Summary:

The ocean world has seasons just like we do on land. As the sun brings more light for plants on the farm, there is more light for underwater plants. And when the days are shorter and the air gets cool, the same thing happens deep in the ocean, too.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Read this book before you go to the beach! It is filled with fascinating information about the ocean. It covers the cycles of plant and animal life.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

The kids were very excited about the book, and they particularly liked the sea otter floating on his back.

Parent Reaction

You don't really think about the ocean having seasons, so I learned a lot, too. It was very interesting, and the students seemed to love it.

Type of Book:
This picture book teaches children about the ocean.
Educational Themes:

This is a guidebook as much as it is a storybook. The illustrations and "cue cards" in the back make it easy for kids to identify plants and animals. You can expand your learning by using the guides the publisher offers or by going out to explore your own local water feature (river, creek, lake, pond).

Reading Level:
5.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Shared with a Kindergarten class of 20 students.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a wonderful book that has great value as a story to share AND as an elementary-level guidebook for kids.

Title Ocean Seasons
Author Ron Hirschi
Publisher Arbordale Publishing © 2007
Illustrators Kirsten Carlson
ISBN 9780977742325
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Nature, Animal (Nonfiction), Seasons, Geography
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