Seagrass Dreams A Counting Book

Seagrass Dreams by Kathleen Hanes and Chloe Bonfield

A Counting Book

Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781633221253
Publisher: Seagrass Press
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Seagrass Dreams is a unique counting book and introduction to marine life that stars animals who make their home in seagrass. While learning to count from 1 to 11, meet a host of marine animals, such as the great barracuda, yellow stingray, bucktooth parrotfish, and chocolate chip sea star. Find out each animal's name, scientific name, natural habitat, and more! Seagrass Dreams features gorgeous illustrations, adding a colorful and engaging element to this delightful book. Seagrass Dreams closes with a list of the common species of seagrass, 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.

Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781633221253
Illustrations: 42
Size: 11.25 in x 8.75 in / 285.75 mm x 222.25 mm
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"One of the most unusual picture books I’ve come across. First, it is nonfiction—it’s about the real world but it’s a part of the real world that is hidden from most people—the meadows of seagrass that form a habitat in the shallow areas of the oceans where sunlight reaches the ocean floor. Second, Hanes’s language is poetic and sophisticated, challenging the listener who is at an age when he or she is open to hearing new words and new meanings...will make a visit to an aquarium a more meaningful experience for both parent and child."--Vicki Cobb
"While counting up to 10, Hanes vividly describes the features and behaviors of 10 creatures that reside in underwater seagrass meadows....Bonfield creates a sense of watery depth and dimension in her gestural mixed-media images, and an afterword provides greater detail about these creatures."
"A fabulous addition to marine science collections. However, librarians should keep in mind that the benefits and necessity of seagrass takes precedent in the narrative over the counting element"