Monday, August 26, 2013

Nonfiction Monday: Coral Reefs by Seymour Simon

Coral Reefs
Seymour Simon's books have long had a presence in library nonfiction collections. Generally speaking, they feature bright, attractive photographs, simple glossary and index, and just enough information to get a child interested in a subject or start them on a research project.
This title is certainly no different, especially in the illustration department. Close-ups of funky-looking fish and rainbow-hued coral reefs demand more than a cursory glance. We learn about the different types of corals and reefs, a little bit about the biodiversity, as well as the dangers they face today. A child needing information for a research paper or project will need something more in-depth, but this is perfect for the curious kid or the teacher needing a read-aloud to start off a unit.
Thank-you to HarperCollinsChildrens for the review copy. For more great nonfiction choices, head over to Stacking Books.


  1. I have been wanting to read All of Seymour Simon's books and just haven't found these at the library yet. The cover certainly looks inviting and DD who loves the ocean is going to be delighted to find this one. Thanks for sharing at Non Fiction Monday!
    -Reshama @StackingBooks.

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