Thursday, August 9, 2012

Giveaway/Review - About Habitats: Oceans written by Cathryn Sill illustrated by John Sill

About Book

A thoughtful yet entertaining glimpse into the amazing world of the ocean for young children.

Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into ocean habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what oceans are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details.

Age 3-7 
ISBN: 978-1-56145-618-5
Total Pages: 48
Size: 10 x 8 1/2

Leveling Information

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: J
F&P Grade: 2

 About Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

Illustrator, John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

My Thoughts

About Habitats Oceans covers just about the different types of fish, mammals,living plants, the ocean floor and its formation.

It contains interesting and fun facts about the ocean.

  • Most ocean animals live near the top of the water.
  • There are mountains at the bottom of the ocean.
  • Some ocean animal eat meat and some eat plants.
  • There is not only a Sea Horse in the ocean there is also a Sea Dragons.

I am so impressed with this book!  I learned many things about the ocean and ocean animals from reading this book

The author and the illustrator brought their talents together to create this fun yet educational book to stimulate a child's mind and curiosity about the creatures of the ocean and their habitats.

There is a glossary in the back of the book that will be helpful to the reader. There is also an Afterword that has information about the flora and fauna the child will see in the illustrations.

I highly recommend this book for all ages.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.

Now for the giveaway! 
Provided by Peachtree Publishers
 About Habitats: Oceans 
 8/9 until 8/24

1+. All you need to do is leave a comment
 and be sure to leave your email address 
so I can contact the winner.

The winner will be announced on August 25th.



  1. I've enjoyed the books that I've read by the Sills, they do a fantastic job of providing information in an attractive and informative way.

    1. I found it very informative. It would be a great book for teachers to share with their students.

  2. It looks like Heidi Grange is the winner of OCEANS!


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