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What If There Were No Sea Otters?: A Book About the Ocean Ecosystem
What If There Were No Sea Otters?: A Book About the Ocean Ecosystem
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What If There Were No Sea Otters?: A Book About the Ocean Ecosystem

by Suzanne Slade
Illustrated by Carol Schwartz

The ocean ecosystem is huge, covering most of our planet. Countless animals and plants live there. So what difference could the loss of one animal species make? Follow the chain reaction, and discover how important sea otters are.

PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level7-9 Years
Reading LevelGrades 2-4
Trim Size10 x 10
Page Count24



Library Media Connection - Nick Petrosino

"This series takes a simplistic look at the ramifications of what would happen if a key species became extinct from one of earth’s ecosystems. Using bold color illustrations, the food chain jumps to life covering these ecosystems and their species. The text is interspersed with hard-hitting statistics and informational sidebars. The harsh reality of the effects on the various ecosystems becomes apparent as the book progresses and the flora and fauna begin to disappear. Each title provides a world map showing the range of each species. Also included are a list of other endangered species from the specific ecosystems and conservations tips. Readers will be attracted to the cover art and the rich illustrations, making this a good hi/lo choice for the nonfiction collection. Bibliograpy. Glossary. Websites. Index. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

March 1, 2011

Series Made Simple; School Library Journal - June Shimonishi

"Radiant illustrations are paired with simple, perceptive sentences to underscore the impact of the loss of keystone species. Each book includes a clearly labeled, well-illustrated food chain that shows the relationships between different plant and animal species. In a very effective convention, extinct plants and animals are placed in silhouettes within many illustrations–the black void left by the loss of each species increases with every page. This outstanding series will engage readers on many levels." - Series Made Simple; School Library Journal

November 1, 2010

Suzanne Slade

Suzanne Slade

Suzanne Slade is the author of 100 books for children, including many titles on science topics. Suzanne holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, and has worked on Delta IV rockets and car braking systems before beginning her writing career. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and two children.

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