Ages: 5 - 9
About the Author
Wendy Pfeffer enjoyed early careers as a teacher and a nursery school director. She now devotes her time to writing and conducting workshops on creative writing for both adults and children. She is the author of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Sounds All Around as well as The Gooney War and Popcorn Park Zoo. Ms. Pfeffer lives in Pennington, New Jersey.
Steve Jenkins has illustrated many children’s books, including What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, a Caldecott Honor Book, and The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has also illustrated Wiggling Worms at Work, Life in a Coral Reef, and Almost Gone in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book tells you about how a coral reef is formed and about all of the creatures that live in it. It also tells/shows how they camouflage themselves for survival.I think that this is a good book for all of the lower elementary grades. I think it would be fun to let the kids guess where the various creatures hide to blend in.
Coral is used for many different things and in this book it describes a corals life and it's "kingdom." A great book to read to a third grade science class when talking about the oceans coral. You could use many words in this book for their week vocabulary. Also, to give them visual aides, you could bring in a grain of rice so the students could see just how small a coral polyp is. Also, different kinds of maps in Australia, US, and Asia.
If your children like the water or are curious and ready to learn, this book is a must for your home. The pictures are gorgeous and hold the children's attention.