Shapes by the Sea
From the Series Shape Hunters
Shapes by the Sea takes readers on an trip to the seaside, pointing out the many familiar shapes they encounter at the beach and underwater. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage emergent readers as they hunt for shapes by the sea.
A labeled diagram helps readers identify shapes in a beach scene, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about shapes online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Shapes by the Sea also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Shapes by the Sea is part of Jump!’s Shape Hunters series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Subject||Arts, Early Concepts|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
These delightful introductions to the world of shapes are bold, bright, and well written. Each volume describes the shapes that can be found in different locations. For instance, Farm explains how barn windows are shaped like rectangles and how the wheels on a tractor are shaped like circles. With simple vocabulary, a large print size, and concise text (one to four sentences are included on each page), these titles will appeal to budding readers. Visual learners will appreciate the clear, attractive photographs. An “Ideas for Parents and Teachers” section at the beginning of each book provides ways for adults to start conversations about the concepts. VERDICT Strong offerings that fill the gap of nonfiction titles for beginning readers.–Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN