Guided Reading Level: MGrade Level Equivalent: 2
A 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council) Introduce your future marine biologist to all of the creatures who live in underwater foliage, and how to count from 1 to 11 in Seagrass Dreams.Seagrass Dreams is a unique counting book and introduction to marine life that stars animals who make their home in the seagrass. Young children and their parents will love learning to count from 1 to 11 while they also meet a host of marine animals. You'll be introduced to characters such as the toothy great barracuda, the gliding yellow stingray, the bucktooth parrotfish, and the chocolate chip sea star (not good for adding to cookies). That isn't all though! Seagrass Dreams will also teach you each animal's common name, scientific name, natural habitat, and a whole lot more! This book is loaded with gorgeous illustrations which add a colorful and engaging element. Seagrass Dreams closes with a list of the common species of seagrasses, their scientific names, and where each can be found.
Kathleen Hanes has received a PhD in Zoology from the University of Florida, where she studied seagrass both in the field and in the laboratory. While researching in the Bahamas, she spent 18 months cutting seagrass into small turtle-size bites to study the effect that reintroducing sea turtles would have on the ecosystem there. Kate currently teaches at Washington University and lives in St. Louis with her family and two cats, Jack and Annie.
Chloe Bonfield was born in London but grew up in Wiltshire. She now lives in London and loves the mixture of wilderness and urban craziness. After graduating from Camberwell in 2008, Chloe worked as a practicing illustrator in education, art direction, animation, and art licensing. She also has a passion for handmade books and printmaking.