High Tide, Low Tide: A Shoreline Activity Book by Gloria Snively and Karen Gillmore
A children’s colouring and activity book that teaches basic marine ecology concepts—including tidal cycles, predator-and-prey relationships, food chains, habitat, and conservation—through detailed illustrations and informative text.
High Tide, Low Tide is a fun and captivating introduction to the great variety of marine life that can be found at the seashore. With ready-to-colour pictures on nearly every page, along with a list of common species names and a colour key, this book will teach children to identify snails, hermit crabs, barnacles, sea anemones, giant octopuses, harbour seals, seaweeds, and more. The clear, informative text describes basic concepts about how animals and plants live together and survive the always-changing marine environment at different stages of the tidal cycle. While educators and parents will find this book an effective tool for teaching science, reading, critical thinking, observation skills, and basic concepts in conservation, kids will enjoy hours of colouring fun and fascinating facts.
Gloria Snively is a professor emeritus of science, environmental, and marine education in the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria; a former classroom teacher of primary and junior secondary grades; and a founding member of the Northwest Association of Marine Educators.
Karen Gillmore has been an artist since she could hold crayons. In addition to being a children’s book illustrator, she also draws and writes comics and illustrates graphic novels.