The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea by Helaine BeckerThe Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea by Helaine Becker

The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea

byHelaine BeckerIllustratorWillow Dawson

Paperback | April 1, 2012

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Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain scientific concepts, such as why the ocean is salty, how temperature affects water density and why fish don't get waterlogged.

A focus on pollution and other ecological hazards raises awareness. Young scientists will gain a hands-on understanding of how ?booms? clean oil spills and how a garbage patch roughly twice the size of Texas came to exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Newsy sidebars bring readers up to date on efforts to combat environmental hazards --- such as the use of oysters to help squelch pollution in urban waterways. An ideal tool for classroom use or the perfect way to spend a rainy day, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea is an essential part of any science library.
Helaine Becker is an award-winning children's author. She has written over seventy books, including the #1 Canadian National Bestseller, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Willow Dawson is an illustrator and writer working out of Toronto, Ontario. Her recent work includes No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women D...
Title:The Big Green Book of the Big Blue SeaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:80 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 8.5 × 0.25 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554537479

ISBN - 13:9781554537471

Appropriate for ages: 8


Editorial Reviews

Approachable and useful.-School Library Journal