Cover image for A place for fish / written by Melissa Stewart ; illustrated by Higgins Bond.
A place for fish / written by Melissa Stewart ; illustrated by Higgins Bond.
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Atlanta : Peachtree, 2018.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 27 cm
Presents information about fish, describing their physical characteristics and discussing different ways in which they are threatened, from the dumping of chemicals into waterways, to overfishing, to deforestation.
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1 Bob Harkins Branch 597.17 STE Book Junior Collection

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Fish make our world a better place. But sometimes people do things that make it hard for them to live and grow. In this simple introduction to fish and ecology, Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the behavior and beauty of fish and describes specific ways people can help protect them and their natural habitats.
Children learn basic facts about fish, including where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and other animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information on human action that has harmed fish and on the many ways people can protect threatened fish populations, such as by preserving reefs and other marine habitats and by restricting overfishing in sensitive areas. Pointers on how youngsters can help fish in their own community are also included.

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Horn Book Review

Stewart's text advocates strongly for fish conservation. Each double-page spread features a particular species (e.g., northern pike), along with a threat to its environment (power plants), and a vague solution ("find other ways to make electricity"). Bond's clear, vivid acrylic illustrations contribute to a handsome presentation. "Fascinating Fish Facts"--"Most brands of lipstick contain ground-up fish scales"--are appended. Websites. Bib. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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