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{"id":1940896257,"title":"Our Wet World","handle":"our-wet-world","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Sneed B. Collard III\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sneed-b-collard-iii\"\u003eSneed B. Collard III\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/james-m-needham\" title=\"James M. Needham bio\"\u003eJames M. Needham\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe world is more than 70% water.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eif anyone ever looked at a lake, stream, or any body of water that makes up 70% of our earth and wondered what lives in there, this is the book with the answers. Every page explores the story of life underwater. Readers learn about unusual animals, like the crafty mudskipper than can live in water and on land so that it can escape from hungry saltwater crocodiles. The fact-filled text also explains the mutual dependency of plant and animal in these ecosystems; while seagrass provides food for pinfish, sea turtles, and manatees, the seagrass is maintained by several of species that live among it, such as sea horses and baby barracuda.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCommon and not so common habitats are based on actual locations that readers can identify. Places such as a New England salt marsh or the rocky coast of British Columbia are illustrated with realistic detail. Maps and a glossary complete this learning experience.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Ocean Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ocean-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Ocean Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/the-deep-sea-floor\"\u003eThe Deep-Sea Floor\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Ralph Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ralph-masiellos-ocean-drawing-book\"\u003eRalph Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Underwater Counting\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/underwater-counting\"\u003eThe Underwater Counting Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/our-wet-world-spread.jpg?10837349449476254441\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSneed B. Collard III, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSneed B. Collard III has introduced anothe rworld for us tot explore. In 1996 we learned about our earth's biomes in \u003ci\u003eOur Natural Homes\u003c\/i\u003e and in 1997 we discovered what animals scare us in \u003ci\u003eCreeepy Creatures\u003c\/i\u003e. Sneed lives in Missoula, Montana.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Sneed B. Collard III \" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sneed-b-collard-iii\"\u003eRead more a\u003c\/a\u003ebout Sneed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJames M. Needham, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJames M. Needham has put his talent to work again to create another detailed book. Previous titles include \u003ci\u003eOur Natural Homes\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eCan We Save Them?\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eOne on a Web\u003c\/i\u003e. Jim's love for the underwater world helped in the research of this book. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/james-m-needham\" title=\"James M. Needham bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about James.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNSTA\/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA Reading Rainbow Review Book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInternational Angler\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003eshows the diversity of our watery regions as it takes us on an underwater journey to 13 aquatic ecosystems.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTeaching K-8\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e is a 32-page encyclopedic look at the Earth's aquatic ecosystems. The book takes us through streams and the fish who live in them, through salt marshes, mangrove forest, rocky shore, kelp forest, seagrass meadow, coral reef, the continental shelf, the open ocean, the midwater and the deep sea with a final look at the southern Ocean or Antarctica. the denizens of each area are pictured and described. For such a little book, there's certainly a lot of important information and a surprising amount of wonderful artwork.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Book Links\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThirteen ecosystems—from coral reefs to rivers and streams—are explained in simple, easy-to-understand terms and enhanced with colorful illustrations. The book includes maps and glossary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEducation World\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEvery person and every plant and every animal requires water to live. But, for more than a quarter-million kinds of living things, water serves an additional purpose. Water is their home!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Author Sneed B. Collard III invites us all to jump into \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e, and to see the water habitats, or \u003ci\u003eecosystems\u003c\/i\u003e, that are home to many species. \"Put on your mask, snorkel, and flippers and dive in,\" Collard implores.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Collard, a marine biologist, has spent his life exploring rocky shores, seagrass meadows, mangrove swamps, and other wet places. Among the places he leads us to in \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e is a kelp forest off the coast of northern California. Here we gain an appreciation for the sheer strength of the brown kelp, and for its super-growing powers. (Brown kelp can grow up to 14 inches a day!0 Sneed also shares information about he life cycle of the \"underwater forest:\"\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\"The sea otter, a common inhabitant of this ecosystem, is much hated by fishers who fish the area for sea urchins—one of the otters' primary food sources. But if it weren't for the sea otter there might be no brown kelp. The sea urchins might gobble it to extinction! Any one of the four—the otters, sea urchins, kelp \u003ci\u003eand \u003c\/i\u003e fishers—might not survive without the others!\"\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Collard's valuable knowledge and descriptive text are enhanced by the handsome, lifelike illustrations of James M. Needham. Students will love examining the details of Needham's illustrations for the unusual sea life they might spot. See the pink tongue of the alligator swamp turtle! Can you find the mudskippers, as much at home in the water as they are on the land? Gaze at the blue \"lips\" of the three-foot-long giant sea clam! Amaze at the unique creatures found in the ocean's \"twilight zone\"—creatures that make their own light! The beauty of nature shows through in Needham's fine illustrations!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Together, Collard and Needham transport readers from a Rocky Mountain stream to the deepest, darkest parts of the Pacific Ocean. Stop off at a midwestern pond; a salt marsh along the Massachusetts coast at low tide; a mangrove forest on the coast of Papua, new Guinea; a seagrass meadow off the coast of Florida; the Southern Ocean off the coast of Antarctica; and other places along the way. Don't miss out on this trip into \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAppraisal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eLIBRARIAN\u003c\/b\u003e: \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003eis a very well illustrated science book for young readers. The text is factual and concise. The illustrations are well done and very informative. The book is an excellent first introduction to biology, ecosystems, and the world around us. I recommend it.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eSPECIALIST\u003c\/b\u003e: \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e by Sneed B. Collard III would be a good supplementary book to introduce fourth to sixth grade visual learners to the diverse world of aquatic ecosystems. Although I would hesitate to call it a \"picture book\", it does rather refreshing reverse the normal ratio of text to illustration usually found in texts for this grade level. Thus instead of the picture of the ecosystem being inserted in a page of text, two to three paragraphs of text are inserted in a detailed double page painting of the ecosystem. This presentation works because to observant budding young scientists the painting describes each ecosystem much more accurately and succinctly than could an equal number of pages of words. In addition, considering the brevity of the text, it is indeed remarkable that these \"captions\" are nonetheless full of interesting and useful information that helps bring the paintings to life. They compliment the paintings by pointing out population information, habitat details, and trophic relationships that would not be immediately apparent from the pictures alone. For more verbal learners this is also a book, however, these pictures do indeed seem to be worth a thousand words.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIndependent Publisher\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe magic of the underwater world comes alive in this pleasant children's book. The illustrations help to take the reader through the many different ecosystems that constitute Earth's \"wet world.\" From streams and rivers through marshes to the shore, each ecosystem is carefully described in clear terms that can be understood and appreciated by children ages 5 to 9.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Worth noting is the excellent glossary, unusual in a children's book but quite useful here. A child assigned to write a report that includes research, for example, will be able to utilize this helpful feature. Parents who want to assist their children to understand and remember the concepts provided in this book also will be grateful for the thorough list of terminology.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/our-wet-world-cvr.jpg?11164224565716116337\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/our-wet-world-hires.zip?11164224565716116337\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-0-88106-268-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-343-1 \u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e11 x 8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-08-26T21:25:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-08-26T16:01:09-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Animals \u0026 Dinosaurs","Browse by Subject_Geography","Browse by Subject_Science \u0026 Nature"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":6060246785,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"62687","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Our Wet World - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":156,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-0-88106-268-7"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/our-wet-world-cover.jpg?v=1570537413"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/our-wet-world-cover.jpg?v=1570537413","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Sneed B. Collard III\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sneed-b-collard-iii\"\u003eSneed B. Collard III\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/james-m-needham\" title=\"James M. Needham bio\"\u003eJames M. Needham\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe world is more than 70% water.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eif anyone ever looked at a lake, stream, or any body of water that makes up 70% of our earth and wondered what lives in there, this is the book with the answers. Every page explores the story of life underwater. Readers learn about unusual animals, like the crafty mudskipper than can live in water and on land so that it can escape from hungry saltwater crocodiles. The fact-filled text also explains the mutual dependency of plant and animal in these ecosystems; while seagrass provides food for pinfish, sea turtles, and manatees, the seagrass is maintained by several of species that live among it, such as sea horses and baby barracuda.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCommon and not so common habitats are based on actual locations that readers can identify. Places such as a New England salt marsh or the rocky coast of British Columbia are illustrated with realistic detail. Maps and a glossary complete this learning experience.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Ocean Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ocean-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Ocean Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/the-deep-sea-floor\"\u003eThe Deep-Sea Floor\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Ralph Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ralph-masiellos-ocean-drawing-book\"\u003eRalph Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Underwater Counting\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/underwater-counting\"\u003eThe Underwater Counting Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/our-wet-world-spread.jpg?10837349449476254441\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSneed B. Collard III, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSneed B. Collard III has introduced anothe rworld for us tot explore. In 1996 we learned about our earth's biomes in \u003ci\u003eOur Natural Homes\u003c\/i\u003e and in 1997 we discovered what animals scare us in \u003ci\u003eCreeepy Creatures\u003c\/i\u003e. Sneed lives in Missoula, Montana.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Sneed B. Collard III \" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sneed-b-collard-iii\"\u003eRead more a\u003c\/a\u003ebout Sneed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJames M. Needham, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJames M. Needham has put his talent to work again to create another detailed book. Previous titles include \u003ci\u003eOur Natural Homes\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eCan We Save Them?\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eOne on a Web\u003c\/i\u003e. Jim's love for the underwater world helped in the research of this book. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/james-m-needham\" title=\"James M. Needham bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about James.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNSTA\/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA Reading Rainbow Review Book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInternational Angler\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003eshows the diversity of our watery regions as it takes us on an underwater journey to 13 aquatic ecosystems.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTeaching K-8\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e is a 32-page encyclopedic look at the Earth's aquatic ecosystems. The book takes us through streams and the fish who live in them, through salt marshes, mangrove forest, rocky shore, kelp forest, seagrass meadow, coral reef, the continental shelf, the open ocean, the midwater and the deep sea with a final look at the southern Ocean or Antarctica. the denizens of each area are pictured and described. For such a little book, there's certainly a lot of important information and a surprising amount of wonderful artwork.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Book Links\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThirteen ecosystems—from coral reefs to rivers and streams—are explained in simple, easy-to-understand terms and enhanced with colorful illustrations. The book includes maps and glossary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEducation World\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEvery person and every plant and every animal requires water to live. But, for more than a quarter-million kinds of living things, water serves an additional purpose. Water is their home!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Author Sneed B. Collard III invites us all to jump into \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e, and to see the water habitats, or \u003ci\u003eecosystems\u003c\/i\u003e, that are home to many species. \"Put on your mask, snorkel, and flippers and dive in,\" Collard implores.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Collard, a marine biologist, has spent his life exploring rocky shores, seagrass meadows, mangrove swamps, and other wet places. Among the places he leads us to in \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e is a kelp forest off the coast of northern California. Here we gain an appreciation for the sheer strength of the brown kelp, and for its super-growing powers. (Brown kelp can grow up to 14 inches a day!0 Sneed also shares information about he life cycle of the \"underwater forest:\"\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\"The sea otter, a common inhabitant of this ecosystem, is much hated by fishers who fish the area for sea urchins—one of the otters' primary food sources. But if it weren't for the sea otter there might be no brown kelp. The sea urchins might gobble it to extinction! Any one of the four—the otters, sea urchins, kelp \u003ci\u003eand \u003c\/i\u003e fishers—might not survive without the others!\"\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Collard's valuable knowledge and descriptive text are enhanced by the handsome, lifelike illustrations of James M. Needham. Students will love examining the details of Needham's illustrations for the unusual sea life they might spot. See the pink tongue of the alligator swamp turtle! Can you find the mudskippers, as much at home in the water as they are on the land? Gaze at the blue \"lips\" of the three-foot-long giant sea clam! Amaze at the unique creatures found in the ocean's \"twilight zone\"—creatures that make their own light! The beauty of nature shows through in Needham's fine illustrations!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Together, Collard and Needham transport readers from a Rocky Mountain stream to the deepest, darkest parts of the Pacific Ocean. Stop off at a midwestern pond; a salt marsh along the Massachusetts coast at low tide; a mangrove forest on the coast of Papua, new Guinea; a seagrass meadow off the coast of Florida; the Southern Ocean off the coast of Antarctica; and other places along the way. Don't miss out on this trip into \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAppraisal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eLIBRARIAN\u003c\/b\u003e: \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003eis a very well illustrated science book for young readers. The text is factual and concise. The illustrations are well done and very informative. The book is an excellent first introduction to biology, ecosystems, and the world around us. I recommend it.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eSPECIALIST\u003c\/b\u003e: \u003ci\u003eOur Wet World\u003c\/i\u003e by Sneed B. Collard III would be a good supplementary book to introduce fourth to sixth grade visual learners to the diverse world of aquatic ecosystems. Although I would hesitate to call it a \"picture book\", it does rather refreshing reverse the normal ratio of text to illustration usually found in texts for this grade level. Thus instead of the picture of the ecosystem being inserted in a page of text, two to three paragraphs of text are inserted in a detailed double page painting of the ecosystem. This presentation works because to observant budding young scientists the painting describes each ecosystem much more accurately and succinctly than could an equal number of pages of words. In addition, considering the brevity of the text, it is indeed remarkable that these \"captions\" are nonetheless full of interesting and useful information that helps bring the paintings to life. They compliment the paintings by pointing out population information, habitat details, and trophic relationships that would not be immediately apparent from the pictures alone. For more verbal learners this is also a book, however, these pictures do indeed seem to be worth a thousand words.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIndependent Publisher\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe magic of the underwater world comes alive in this pleasant children's book. The illustrations help to take the reader through the many different ecosystems that constitute Earth's \"wet world.\" From streams and rivers through marshes to the shore, each ecosystem is carefully described in clear terms that can be understood and appreciated by children ages 5 to 9.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Worth noting is the excellent glossary, unusual in a children's book but quite useful here. A child assigned to write a report that includes research, for example, will be able to utilize this helpful feature. 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Our Wet World

By: Sneed B. Collard III / Illustrated by: James M. Needham

The world is more than 70% water.

if anyone ever looked at a lake, stream, or any body of water that makes up 70% of our earth and wondered what lives in there, this is the book with the answers. Every page explores the story of life underwater. Readers learn about unusual animals, like the crafty mudskipper than can live in water and on land so that it can escape from hungry saltwater crocodiles. The fact-filled text also explains the mutual dependency of plant and animal in these ecosystems; while seagrass provides food for pinfish, sea turtles, and manatees, the seagrass is maintained by several of species that live among it, such as sea horses and baby barracuda.

Common and not so common habitats are based on actual locations that readers can identify. Places such as a New England salt marsh or the rocky coast of British Columbia are illustrated with realistic detail. Maps and a glossary complete this learning experience.

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Sneed B. Collard III, author

Sneed B. Collard III has introduced anothe rworld for us tot explore. In 1996 we learned about our earth's biomes in Our Natural Homes and in 1997 we discovered what animals scare us in Creeepy Creatures. Sneed lives in Missoula, Montana.

Read more about Sneed.


James M. Needham, illustrator

James M. Needham has put his talent to work again to create another detailed book. Previous titles include Our Natural Homes, Can We Save Them?, and One on a Web. Jim's love for the underwater world helped in the research of this book. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Read more about James.

  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children
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International Angler

Our Wet Worldshows the diversity of our watery regions as it takes us on an underwater journey to 13 aquatic ecosystems.

Teaching K-8

Our Wet World is a 32-page encyclopedic look at the Earth's aquatic ecosystems. The book takes us through streams and the fish who live in them, through salt marshes, mangrove forest, rocky shore, kelp forest, seagrass meadow, coral reef, the continental shelf, the open ocean, the midwater and the deep sea with a final look at the southern Ocean or Antarctica. the denizens of each area are pictured and described. For such a little book, there's certainly a lot of important information and a surprising amount of wonderful artwork.

Book Links

Thirteen ecosystems—from coral reefs to rivers and streams—are explained in simple, easy-to-understand terms and enhanced with colorful illustrations. The book includes maps and glossary.

Education World

Every person and every plant and every animal requires water to live. But, for more than a quarter-million kinds of living things, water serves an additional purpose. Water is their home!

Author Sneed B. Collard III invites us all to jump into Our Wet World, and to see the water habitats, or ecosystems, that are home to many species. "Put on your mask, snorkel, and flippers and dive in," Collard implores.

Collard, a marine biologist, has spent his life exploring rocky shores, seagrass meadows, mangrove swamps, and other wet places. Among the places he leads us to in Our Wet World is a kelp forest off the coast of northern California. Here we gain an appreciation for the sheer strength of the brown kelp, and for its super-growing powers. (Brown kelp can grow up to 14 inches a day!0 Sneed also shares information about he life cycle of the "underwater forest:"

"The sea otter, a common inhabitant of this ecosystem, is much hated by fishers who fish the area for sea urchins—one of the otters' primary food sources. But if it weren't for the sea otter there might be no brown kelp. The sea urchins might gobble it to extinction! Any one of the four—the otters, sea urchins, kelp and fishers—might not survive without the others!"

Collard's valuable knowledge and descriptive text are enhanced by the handsome, lifelike illustrations of James M. Needham. Students will love examining the details of Needham's illustrations for the unusual sea life they might spot. See the pink tongue of the alligator swamp turtle! Can you find the mudskippers, as much at home in the water as they are on the land? Gaze at the blue "lips" of the three-foot-long giant sea clam! Amaze at the unique creatures found in the ocean's "twilight zone"—creatures that make their own light! The beauty of nature shows through in Needham's fine illustrations!

Together, Collard and Needham transport readers from a Rocky Mountain stream to the deepest, darkest parts of the Pacific Ocean. Stop off at a midwestern pond; a salt marsh along the Massachusetts coast at low tide; a mangrove forest on the coast of Papua, new Guinea; a seagrass meadow off the coast of Florida; the Southern Ocean off the coast of Antarctica; and other places along the way. Don't miss out on this trip into Our Wet World!

Appraisal

LIBRARIAN: Our Wet Worldis a very well illustrated science book for young readers. The text is factual and concise. The illustrations are well done and very informative. The book is an excellent first introduction to biology, ecosystems, and the world around us. I recommend it.

SPECIALIST: Our Wet World by Sneed B. Collard III would be a good supplementary book to introduce fourth to sixth grade visual learners to the diverse world of aquatic ecosystems. Although I would hesitate to call it a "picture book", it does rather refreshing reverse the normal ratio of text to illustration usually found in texts for this grade level. Thus instead of the picture of the ecosystem being inserted in a page of text, two to three paragraphs of text are inserted in a detailed double page painting of the ecosystem. This presentation works because to observant budding young scientists the painting describes each ecosystem much more accurately and succinctly than could an equal number of pages of words. In addition, considering the brevity of the text, it is indeed remarkable that these "captions" are nonetheless full of interesting and useful information that helps bring the paintings to life. They compliment the paintings by pointing out population information, habitat details, and trophic relationships that would not be immediately apparent from the pictures alone. For more verbal learners this is also a book, however, these pictures do indeed seem to be worth a thousand words.

Independent Publisher

The magic of the underwater world comes alive in this pleasant children's book. The illustrations help to take the reader through the many different ecosystems that constitute Earth's "wet world." From streams and rivers through marshes to the shore, each ecosystem is carefully described in clear terms that can be understood and appreciated by children ages 5 to 9.

Worth noting is the excellent glossary, unusual in a children's book but quite useful here. A child assigned to write a report that includes research, for example, will be able to utilize this helpful feature. Parents who want to assist their children to understand and remember the concepts provided in this book also will be grateful for the thorough list of terminology.

Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-88106-268-7

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ISBN: 978-1-60734-343-1
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Ages: 5-8
Page count: 32
11 x 8 1/2