Stingrays are cartilaginous (boneless) fish. Check the graph to compare the varying sizes of different stingrays and the map to see where they live. Find out what this fish eats, as well as how they find their food. Examine the food chain diagram to see what the stingray preys on and what preys on it. Several color photographs of different stingrays appear throughout this book. Readers may need support with the informational text features (i.e. table of contents, chapters, bold print, content vocabulary, index). The bold print words in the main body of the text are defined in the glossary, which also includes a pronunciation guide. No content consultant is listed but there is a list of books and websites for more information. This title is one of six in the "Super Sea Creatures" series which include moray eels, octopuses, sea cucumbers, seahorses, and sea snakes. The collection would be a good supplemental resource for a science unit.
The horse-like head is a distinctive feature for this fish. Read and learn about seahorses and their physical characteristics. Although the seahorse is a fish, it has no scales. Examine the color photographs, charts, and diagrams. A graph allows readers to easily compare sizes of different kinds of seahorses, and another graph compares the length of a baby seahorse to an adult. Learn about this animal's habitat, diet, and life cycle. How does this creature live without a stomach? Check out where the seahorse fits in the food chain and find out what threatens their survival. Includes a glossary with pronunciation guide, a list of additional resources (books and website), and an index. This book is part of the "Super Sea Creatures" series, which include moray eels, octopuses, sea cucumbers, sea snakes, and stingrays. All of the books in this series have a similar format and presentation, which would support students as they learn to use informational text features with some guidance.
Octopuses can change their shapes and colors to blend into their surroundings. This book begins with a description of this sea creature's features as it lives in the sea. Note the graph that compares the lengths (from less than .08 feet to 16 feet) of the different types of octopuses. Readers will find basic information like habitat, diet, and life cycle. Color photographs are found throughout the book. Along with the different kinds of adult octopuses, readers will see pictures of the eggs, larvae, and hatchlings. A world map indicates areas where this invertebrate lives. A diagram shows where this animal is in the food chain by showing its role as a predator and as prey. Words printed in bold text throughout the book can be found in the glossary, which includes a pronunciation guide. No content consultant is noted; however, a few books and websites are listed for additional exploration. This title is part of the "Super Sea Creatures" series which follow a similar format in presentation for each book. The sea animals included are moray eels, sea cucumbers, seahorses, sea snakes, and stingrays. The set of books makes for a nice addition for a science unit on sea animals.
The book cover features the sharp, intimidating teeth of this predator, the moray eel. Although most morays eels have pointy, sharp teeth, readers will learn from this text and close-up photos that zebra morays have powerful, rounded teeth. Color snapshots and diagrams support information shared throughout this book. For instance, notice the clear body of the moray larvae. Read about the habitat and diet of the moray eels and see the different types. Note the food chain chart that shows what the moray eel eats and what eats the moray eel. Check the map to see where in the world this fish resides. Includes a glossary with a pronunciation guide; these words appear in bold print in the main body of the text. No content consultant is noted, but there is a list of a few resources (books and websites) for further information. This book is one of six in the "Super Sea Creatures" series; the format and presentation are similar in all of the books. The series is a good addition for a science unit.