Here is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to dolphin species from all over the world; this title is the latest installment in the popular Strange and Wonderful series and a terrific STEM choice.
With fascinating facts and detailed, illuminating artwork, DOLPHINS! Strange and Wonderful introduces readers to dolphin species -- from the well-known bottlenose dolphin to several species of "blackfish" (including orcas) that most people believe are whales. Author Laurence Pringle's clear, informative text describes dolphins' habitats, physiology, communication, intelligence, parenting, what and how they eat, and much more. The book also discusses conservation and how dolphins can be protected from hunting, pollution, and other threats. Accompanied by Meryl Henderson's beautiful and illuminating paintings, this book is a great STEM title that perfectly hits the mark for children interested in marine life. Includes a glossary, index, and further resources.
About the Author
Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers, many of them award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies.
Meryl Henderson has illustrated a number of books for children and she is a regular contributor to Highlights® magazine. Visit merylsart.com.
“This superb book focuses on the dolphin--hunting, communication, intelligence, and more. Pringle skillfully introduces vocabulary and occasionally directs readers to focus on selected illustrations or a sentence mentioned earlier. Henderson's paintings clarify and extend the text…Useful for readers interested in wildlife and as a mentor text for young writers.” – School Library Journal
“One can never have enough dolphin books to satisfy young readers. Pringle’s ability to smoothly incorporate fascinating facts into his narrative explaining the basics of dolphin types, anatomy, and lifestyles pulls students into this storied work of nonfiction. The animals are never anthropomorphized, and all information is drawn from experts. Lovely, large watercolor and pencil illustrations…enhance and help students visualize the information while captions and labels provide added clarity. Along with pleasure reading, this title is excellent for student reports as well as being perfect for teaching text elements.” – School Library Connection
“The latest book in the dependable Strange and Wonderful series opens with ‘If you were a young dolphin,’ and page by page, the text and illustrations work together beautifully to help readers understand these animals better. Well attuned to points brought up in the text, Henderson’s graceful watercolor-and-pencil illustrations offer close-up views of dolphins in action. A lively, informative introduction to dolphins.” - Booklist