Welcome to the Rock Pool


ISBN: 9781910549742

Author: Ruth Owen

Published: 01/01/1970 - 32 Pages

Imprint / Publisher: Ruby Tuesday Books / Ruby Tuesday Books

Series: Living Things and Their Habitats

Book Type: Reference

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Walk through a woodland, explore a garden, or peer into a pond or rock pool, and you’ll soon discover that these natural habitats are teeming with life.

In Living Things and Their Habitats, readers will discover how living things depend on each other and their environment for survival. Packed with facts, core curriculum information and fantastic photographs that support the text, each book takes readers on a mini safari through a habitat. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, the reader will discover connections and interactions between the plants, animals, and other living things that make this habitat their home.

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"This series is the perfect way to introduce KS1 children to the wonders of the living world around us. Each book is written in child-friendly language, with plenty of information to fascinate children and to encourage them to explore further.

Included is a table of contents, glossary, index and a link to 'learn more online', which takes readers to an appropriate online source of additional information. This is one of the best series for KS1 pupils that I have seen recently; every aspect has been well designed and the overall impact is really attractive."

Reviewed by: www.parentsintouch.co.uk

"These thoughtful overviews provide selected examples of the roles of plants and animals within an ecosystem. Basic facts about the habitat are followed by simple profiles of the creatures that live there. Each spread ends with a boxed question that is answered with the subsequent page turn, which neatly supports the theme of connections within a habitat. A spread on rock-clinging seaweed, for example, leads into one on animals that also stick to rocks, followed by a transition to barnacle eating processes. Continuity is further reinforced by introducing an animal, then returning to it later. In Pond, for example, dragonfly eggs are laid, nymphs appear seven pages later, and they emerge as dragonflies toward the end. Visual support comes from a mixture of full-page photos and smaller insets, many of which include helpful labels. Each title ends with a useful food web diagram."

VERDICT Excellent introductions to how ecosystems function. Review from School Library Journal, April 2016.