Over in the Ocean

Author: Marianne Berkes
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 9781584694564
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Teachers and parents, take note: this book is already a classic. Two geniuses--author and illustrator--came into perfect alignment to create this book. The author has kids thinking it is entertainment while adults think it is a great lesson about the ocean. The genius of the illustrator is obvious. With painstaking detail each illustration is created entirely of polymer clay, then photographed, creating a 3-D impression of tremendous vitality. Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among pufferfish that puff, gruntfishthat grunt, and seahorses that flutter, and begin to appreciate life in the ocean. And the art will inspire many a project. Plus there are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere. Please note: The board book edition is 28 pages. It includes suggestions for children to do body movements as the text is read. It does not include additional information about the animals, rainforests, and the score of the song as is in the hardback and paperback editions.

Over in the Ocean

Author: Marianne Berkes
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 1442046791
Release Date: 2009-07-10

Verse that may be sung to the included melody introduces different reef dwellers in scenes sculpted in polymer clay, with how many of each animal listed and increasing from one to ten.

Over in a River

Author: Marianne Berkes
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 9781584693321
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rivers are teeming with life! Children will learn the geography of North American rivers and to appreciate the animals that live there while they count the baby otters or dragonflies. Their learning will be reinforced as they “squeal” like muskrats and “hop” like frogs. All of this fun learning activity is set to the rhythm of the classical tune of “Over in the Meadow.”

Here Is the Coral Reef

Author: Madeleine Dunphy
Publisher: Reading Rainbow Books
ISBN: 0977379558
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Poetically cumulative text and illustrations capture the relationships between plants and animals in the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef.

Over in the Jungle

Author: Marianne Berkes
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 9781584694571
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Teachers and parents, here is the easiest, most entertaining way ever to teach about this important habitat. The special talent of this author is entertaining kids while the adults think it is a lesson about the rainforest. Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among monkeys that hoot, ocelots that pounce, parrots that squawk, and boas that squeeze! It will not take much to have your child joyfully hooting and squawking too. And the illustrations are painstakingly all done in polymer clay and then photographed, giving a 3-D effect. They are truly remarkable, vividly conveying the abundant energy of a rainforest, and will inspire many an art project. Plus there are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.

Smart Kids Coral Reef

Author: Steve Parker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312516772
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces the coral reefs in the oceans through descriptions and photographs, including creatures that live in reefs, locations of the world's coral reefs, and why the reefs are endangered.

Coral Reef Animals

Author: Francine Galko
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1403404348
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes coral reefs, the different kinds of animals that can be found in them, and their ecological importance.

Hello Fish

Author: Sylvia A. Earle
ISBN: 1439552339
Release Date: 2008-09-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An underwater explorer takes a tour of the ocean and introduces such fish as the damselfish, rainbow scorpionfish, and brown goby.

Somewhere in the Ocean

Author: Jennifer Ward
ISBN: 0439220351
Release Date: 2005-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A counting book in rhyme presents various marine animals and their children, from a mother manatee and her little calf one to a mother octopus and her little babies ten. Complete with a glossary, musical score, and numbers hidden in the illustrations.

Life in a Coral Reef

Author: Wendy Pfeffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060295530
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Coral reefs are beautiful underwater cities that bustle with excitement and activity. From clown fish to spiny lobsters, hundreds of plants and animals live on coral reefs, making them one of nature's greatest treasures. What happens during a typical day in these marine metropolises? Read and find out!

Over on a Mountain

Author: Marianne Berkes
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 9781584695219
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Discover twenty cool animals, ten great mountain ranges, and seven continents all in one story! And do it in the age-old style of children the world over - by clapping, counting, singing, and acting like . . . Well, animals! What fun!

Coral Reefs

Author: Jason Chin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781596435636
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A young girl gets quite a surprise when the text of a library book she is reading transforms her surroundings into those of a teeming-with-life coral reef!

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

Author: Jan Peck
ISBN: 0743489845
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Children's stories

Starting with a tiny seahorse, a young diver encounters numerous sea creatures while hunting for treasure. But watch out! Not every undersea creature is friendly. As our explorer discovers when a shark discovers him! Never fear because this adventure, as it turns out, takes place in the bath! The text is fabulous to read aloud - it's filled to the gills with memorable word play, bouncing rhythms and the names of exotic sea creatures. It absolutely begs to be read over and over again!

Quaternary Coral Reef Systems

Author: Lucien F. Montaggioni
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080932762
Release Date: 2009-08-13
Genre: Science

This book presents both state-of-the art knowledge from Recent coral reefs (1.8 million to a few centuries old) gained since the eighties, and introduces geologists, oceanographers and environmentalists to sedimentological and paleoecological studies of an ecosystem encompassing some of the world's richest biodiversity. Scleractinian reefs first appeared about 300 million years ago. Today coral reef systems provide some of the most sensitive gauges of environmental change, expressing the complex interplay of chemical, physical, geological and biological factors. The topics covered will include the evolutionary history of reef systems and some of the main reef builders since the Cenozoic, the effects of biological and environmental forces on the zonation of reef systems and the distribution of reef organisms and on reef community dynamics through time, changes in the geometry, anatomy and stratigraphy of reef bodies and systems in relation to changes in sea level and tectonics, the distribution patterns of sedimentary (framework or detrital) facies in relation to those of biological communities, the modes and rates of reef accretion (progradation, aggradation versus backstepping; coral growth versus reef growth), the hydrodynamic forces controlling water circulation through reef structures and their relationship to early diagenetic processes, the major diagenetic processes affecting reef bodies through time (replacement and diddolution, dolomitization, phosphatogenesis), and the record of climate change by both individual coral colonies and reef systems over the Quaternary. * state-of-the-art knowledge from Recent corals reefs * introduction to sedimentological and paleoecological studies of an ecosystems encompassing some of the world's richest biodiversity. * authors are internationally regarded authorities on the subject * trustworthy information