Author Nancy Elizabeth Wallace makes learning about many different types of shells for children fun, engaging, and quite appealing to those that enjoy the hands-on approach. The craft at the end of the book to make a “I Shell Return” bookmark was a wonderful idea that both my children enjoyed! My kids tend to recall information better if it’s wrapped into a game or craft so I praise the book for a easy to create hands-on craft suggestion!
In Shells! Shells! Shells!, we are introduced to a Buddy and his mother Bear that make a trip to the beach in the season of Spring. The cub inquisitively combs the beaches discovering all sorts of shells. He brings them to his Mother whom in turn explained what type they were and a few facts about them. They together come across egg cases, mollusks, and all sorts of other amazing things!
Children will learn that hinged shells are called bivalves, that single shells are called univalves and much more! We see cold water shells and warm-water shells. Near the end of the book there’s a single page dedicated to “Did You Know” facts on shells. Not just my children but I know I learned a thing or two myself!
The illustrations mimic cut-paper though the images of the shells are photographs of how they would like if you did find them on a beach. This book would be ideal to read before a trip to the beach or in a study at home or school. My kids are quite taken with this book! We plan to take it along on our next trip to the beach to compare and identify the shells we find to the ones in this the book! Excellent book, we’ll be looking for others by Nancy!
Interested in Purchasing? Shells! Shells! Shells! can be purchased on Amazon.com in Hardcover, Softcover, or digital book format!
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