In Arctic Waters
Sylvan Dell Publishing
Publication date: October 2007
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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This arctic adaptation of "This is the House that Jack Built" follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The "For Creative Minds" section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region. "This delightful tale, written in verse and prose, follows the form of "This is the House that Jack Built." The story includes fish, polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals, and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers but also it would be a joy to read aloud to a class. Each page contains a small amount of simple text and beautiful color illustrations. At the end of the book is a special section titled "For Creative Minds," which can serve as a resource for teachers who want to help children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region. Specific details about the environment, the Inuit people, and the animals in the story are contained in this section. Any primary level teacher who wishes to include the study of the arctic habitat should add this book to his or her repertoire. It would be an engaging way to introduce a unit, as well as focus on a specific animal the teacher wishes to include." -Marilyn Marks, NSTA Recommends, April 2007 Sylvan Dell is a publisher of illustrated children's books, but we are also a serious education company committed to making a difference in literacy, language, and cross-curricular learning. We believe that you use fiction picturebooks as a tee-up to get children reading and peak their interest in a subject, then you burrow in and teach the non-fiction components that we make freely available. We offer teachers and parents a Science and Math Through Literature Program that is fun, cross-curricular, and high tech. It seamlessly integrates reading, science, math, geography, character skills, and language learning.