You can't breathe underwater, but a fish can. You can't eat underwater, but a fish does it every day. Named a Best Children's Science Book of the Year by Science Books & Films, this Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book explains how a fish's body is perfectly designed for life in water.
Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book features graceful text that invites young readers to imagine what it's like to have gills, fins, and scales. Simple, fun diagrams help explain concepts like how fish use their gills to breathe underwater. This book also includes an additional activity for kids to set up their very own goldfish bowl.
Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Valerie Chase, formerly of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Raymond Klinger and Ernest Tresselt of Huntington Creek Fisheries.
This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
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.
Holly Keller has illustrated a number of books in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including Be a Friend to Trees. She is also the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Island Baby and Horace.
Ms. Keller lives in West Redding, Connecticut.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is all about different types of fish and how they live. It also addresses the differences between fish and humans. This book would be great to activate prior knowledge or introduce a science lesson on fish or an ocean study. The back of the book also has instructions on how to set up a fish bowl so the students could do it themselves or in a classroom.
This book talks about some of the different types of fish and how fish differ from humans. It goes through where fish live, how they breathe, why they can swim better than humans, and how their bodies are made up. It is a cute book to introduce children to fish.This book was an alright book, it did have good information in it. I can relate to this book because when I was younger I had a pet goldfish, even though I did not like them it taught me to take care of an animal.As a classroom extension, the class could draw pictures of fish in their environment and label the fish with the correct parts. We also might set up a goldfish bowl in our classroom.