A fascinating nonfiction picture book about how fish adapt to their various underwater environments!
When might a fancy leaf costume be useful for a fish? And how do fish in Antarctica keep from freezing? In Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations
, children ages 5 to 8 discover some of the amazing adaptations in the world of fish! Explore underwater habitats and discover the ways fish have evolved to avoid the danger that lurks around every waving piece of seaweed. Detailed illustrations, layered text, a hands-on activity, and plentiful back matter spur kids to dive further into the remarkable adaptations of fish. A free verse poem at the beginning of the book offers a language-based entry into science details. Perfect as a read aloud or early reader for kids who are curious about science! Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations
is part of a set of five books in the Picture Book Science series that explore strange-but-true tales of adaptation. Other titles in this series include Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations
; Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations
; Water-Walking, Sidewinding, and Other Remarkable Reptile Adaptations
and Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations
- Provides layered text and back matter that encourages more in-depth discovery
- Promotes a sense of awe and wonder about the natural world
- Uses humor to engage children's attention
- Promotes cross-curriculum learning through poetry
- Includes a hands-on, science-minded project to help support and reinforce deeper learning
- Meets Next Generation Science Standards in ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity for grades K through 2.
About the Picture Book Science
series and Nomad Press Nomad Press books in the Picture Book Science
series present real-world examples of science topics kids find fascinating! These nonfiction picture books consist of engaging narratives paired with detailed, accurate illustrations and layered text that offers ample opportunity for discussion and reflection. Elementary-aged children are equipped to recognize basic science concepts and identify the different ways they are demonstrated in real life, while being impressed with the idea that science is a constant part of our lives and not limited to classrooms and laboratories. All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.
About the Author
Laura Perdew is an author, writing consultant, and former middle school teacher. She has written more than 20 books for the education market on a wide range of subjects, including wetlands conservation, the history of toilets, pirates, and extinction. Her book Biodiversity: Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth (Nomad Press, 2019) earned a Booklist starred review and was a Junior Library Guild selection. Laura is a long-time member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, an avid runner and hiker, and an environmentalist. She lives and plays in Boulder, Colorado. Katie Mazeika is an illustrator with a focus in children's publishing. She loves creating illustrations with a strong narrative that are filled with color and texture. Katie is the illustrator of the Picture Book Biography series from Nomad Press. Katie is a member of the SCBWI.