SEA STARS AND THEIR KIN by Herbert S. & Lucretia Krantz Zim

SEA STARS AND THEIR KIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Like this trio's previous essays on Crabs (1974) and Snails (1975), Sea Stars is packed tight with new information and concepts, and the labeled pictures and diagrams carry at least as much information as the text. As most young readers will be unfamiliar with echinoderms the material here is especially challenging; we've all seen starfish and heard of their ability to regenerate an arm, but the concepts of radial vs. tubular body plans, the unique water-vascular system, and, especially, mixed sexual/asexual reproduction are something else. A mind-stretcher for interested elementary graders which would also do for older students who shouldn't be fooled by the easy-looking format.

Pub Date: April 7th, 1976
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Morrow