September 16, 2013

Seashells by the seashore

The Shell Book
by Barbara Hirsch Lember

Children often spend their summer vacations at a beach. Those who like digging holes in the sand may encounter beautiful shells. For help in identifying shells, Lember's book is an ideal start. Her close-up, hand-tinted photographs are accompanied by interesting facts about each of the shell's inhabitants.

Discovering Seashells
by Douglas Florian

Florian's detailed illustrations capture a wider variety of shells in this introductory book. He also includes information about mollusk anatomy.

Engaging and easy-to-read, this is a good book to add to a cottage library.

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