Starfish have arms, but no legs. They have feet, but no toes. Starfish aren't fish, but they are living animals. Kids learn how starfish move, eat, and grow in Edith Hurd's poetic text, illustrated with Robin Brickman's vivid watercolor collages.
This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. 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.
Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
|Series:||Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1 , #1|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Lexile:||AD370L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Edith Thacher Hurd was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She wrote more than seventy-five children's books, including Starfish, I Dance in My Red Pajamas and the Johnny Lion books, many of which were illustrated by her husband, Clement Hurd.
Robin Brickman cuts, paints, and glues watercolor paper to create unique collages. Her children's books include A Log's Life by Wendy Pfeffer which was a 1997 American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists" and was also selected for the 1997 John Burroughs Association List of Outstanding Nature Books, and Starfish by Edith Thacher Hurd. Her latest book, Beaks! was selected by IRA for the Teacher's Choice listing in 2003, primary level.She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For very early readers, this meditation on starfish would serve as a good supplement to a lesson on starfish but on it's own might leave students wanting more. Paper collage illustrations are at times beautiful but do not always succeed in supporting the text.