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, sea stars, hermit crabs, shore crabs, mussels, barnacles, tidepool sculpins, sea anemones, sea urchins, giant octopuses, shorebirds, 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.
About the authors
Gloria Snively is a professor emeritus of science, environmental, and marine education in the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, and a former classroom teacher of primary and junior secondary grades. She is a founding member of the Northwest Association of Marine Educators and the author of the classic bestselling field guide Exploring the Seashore in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon, now in its eleventh printing. Her passions include curriculum development; First Nations education; giving natural history workshops to teachers, park interpreters, and community groups; and exploring the stunning seashores of the west coast. She lives in Sooke, BC.
Karen Gillmore has been an artist since she could hold crayons. In addition to being a children’s book illustrator—most notably of the Sam and Crystal series—she also draws and writes comics and illustrates graphic novels.