Search Results: "Cathryn Sill"


BOOK REVIEW

ABOUT PARROTS by Cathryn Sill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Overall, though, this is a uniquely attractive work with which to round out the bird section, and it is overall an appealing and comprehensive introduction. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
A vibrant variety of parrots is portrayed in clear, vivid watercolor illustrations with a simple text describing physical characteristics and habits. Read full book review >

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ABOUT CRUSTACEANS by Cathryn Sill
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"An excellent first resource book for young children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
A young naturalist's guide to the hard-bodied creatures often spotted at the seashore introduces crustaceans as animals that have a hard shell protecting their soft bodies. Read full book review >

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ABOUT MARSUPIALS by Cathryn Sill
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2006

"A handsome introduction to an unusual group of mammals. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Sill introduces 17 marsupials with a brief line of text and a full-page color painting by the illustrator of nine other outstanding titles in this series. Read full book review >

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ABOUT ARACHNIDS by Cathryn Sill
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"And young readers in general will benefit from the reminder (or news) that spiders have such a variety of close relatives. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The Sills continue their tour (About Fish, not reviewed, etc.) through the animal kingdom, introducing 16 spiders, mites, scorpions and other arachnids with full-page portraits, captioned by one-lined general observations: "Most arachnids are predators, hunting for and eating smaller animals." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABOUT BIRDS by Cathryn Sill
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"An excellent concept book that takes its young audience seriously while skillfully providing the basics of an important subject. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
Fifteen exquisite, scrupulously accurate watercolors of birds in their habitats are captioned by a deceptively simple text that offers one fact per illustration: ``Birds travel in different ways'' (Canada Geese). ``Most birds fly'' (Ruby- throated Hummingbird), ``but some swim'' (Wood Ducks), ``and others run'' (Greater Roadrunner). Read full book review >

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ABOUT MOLLUSKS by Cathryn Sill
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"A good beginning text about this unique group. (bibliography, Web sites) (Nonfiction. 3-7)"
The latest in the About . . . series casts the spotlight on an often-overlooked group—the mollusks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABOUT MARINE MAMMALS by Cathryn Sill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Dependable fare for budding naturalists. (bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
For the 16th entry in their About… wildlife series, the Sills look to the oceans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORESTS by Cathryn Sill
by Cathryn Sill, illustrated by John Sill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A solid introduction, though it's not without its flaws. (map, glossary, bibliography, list of websites) (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
The Sills add to their About Habitats series with this look at the forests of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEASHORES by Cathryn Sill
by Cathryn Sill, illustrated by John Sill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The beautifully designed layout and succinct text combine with the backmatter to offer very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
The creators of the About Habitats series add another excellent edition filled with information about various seashore environments around the world. Read full book review >

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ABOUT HABITATS by Cathryn Sill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"A solid introduction sure to help readers develop an appreciation for the scope and unique beauty of the mountains and mountain ranges that grace our planet. (glossary, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
In this introduction to the mountain habitat, Cathryn Sill relates facts about mountains and the living things that make their homes on them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NESTING QUILT by Cathryn Falwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A charming, heartwarming story tailor-made for alleviating anxieties about becoming a big sister. (Picture book. 4­-7)"
The impending arrival of a new baby has Maya reflecting that she and her family are nesting, "just like the birds." Read full book review >