Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Book Review: About Habitats: Wetlands

In honor of World Wetland Day on February 2, this week's review focuses on a children's book about wetlands:
About Habitats: Wetlands
Written by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill

This wonderful book is from the "About" series by Cathryn and John Sill, a married couple from North Carolina. Cathryn taught elementary school for twenty-nine years and John is a prize-winning and widely published wildlife artist.

About Habitats: Wetlands walks children through types of wetlands, flora and fauna seen in each, and why and how wetlands are important. The main story is simple, easy-to-understand language, with a sentence or two accompanying an illustrated page that lists animals and plants shown. An afterword is included, giving more information on each picture for more advanced readers. A glossary of helpful terms and a bibliography of books and Websites are in the back of the book.

If you are a UW-Madison student, faculty, or staff, please request this book from MadCat. If you are a Wisconsin resident, please request it through Wisconsin's Water Library Web site book request.