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Solving the Mysteries of Seas, Sands, and Surf
Nonfiction Ages 4-9
Pages: 40
Themes: ocean, marine life, things to do, science, nature, beach, beachcombing
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: 01/09/2015
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Can anything eat prickly sea urchins? Can dead jellyfish still sting you? Why does water squirt up when you walk along the beach?

Biologist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these and many more questions in this illustrated guide to solving beach mysteries. From the puzzling tidal life of barnacles to the stunning variety of seaweeds, Kochanoff dives deep into our coastal habitats and comes up with an entertaining and enlightening look at life by the ocean.

Youth Services Book Reviews blog - November 6, 2015
"An excellent and beautifully illustrated introduction to the beach for young people...A good guide to take with you to the beach and just all-round interesting material."
CM Magazine - September 25, 2015
"Biologist Peggy Kochanoff explores the natural wonders of the ocean world in this information-packed nonfiction book...Realistic watercolour illustrations provide an up-close, magnified view of sights, such as the tiny pincers that cover a starfish, the mouth of a sand dollar, and the stinging cells on moon jellyfish. Pictures and diagrams are clearly labelled and enhance the information presented in the text...Whether used as an outdoor guidebook or a classroom resource, Be a Beach Detective offers many enjoyable discoveries. Highly Recommended."

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