Life In the Wetlands by Carolyn Scrace


Life In the Wetlands by Carolyn Scrace

This is an invaluable introduction to wetland habitats, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject, including; what are the wetlands, where wetland areas are to be found, what animals and plants live there, how they have adapted to suit these conditions, how people survive in these conditions and much more. The title offers an in-depth exploration of the natural world stressing environmental issues. Each spread is headed with a question, which is answered in the main text. Each spread has a fact box, which highlights key concepts relating to the main theme. Full-colour illustrations and photographs bring the subject to life. Also contains an 'Amazing Facts' section; a glossary to explain new words used in the main text; an index, and questions and answers that refer the reader back to the text. Life in the Wetlands and the National Curriculum: fits into the National Curriculum (KS2 5) 'Living things in their environment': about ways in which living things and the environment need protection; about the different plants and animals found in different habitats; how animals and plants in two different habitats are suited to their environment; also fits in with the QCA Scheme of Work for Science - Unit 4b 'Habitats'; helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14, promoting 'positive attitudes to learning', 'knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world' and 'skills in literacy'.

About the Author

Carolyn Scrace

Carolyn Scrace is a prolific illustrator and writer and is currently Art Director of The Salariya Book Company, the children's book publisher in Brighton.

Her career as an artist flourished early when, at the age of 16, her book illustrations for The Bonze Trumpeter by Jenny Nimmo were first published.
She studied illustration at Brighton College of Art during the inspiring tenure of Raymond Briggs and John Vernon Lord. Since graduating, her career has taken her into the worlds of advertising and animation as well as publishing. Carolyn's work is extremely versatile: she has illustrated numerous fiction and non-fiction books in many diverse subjects and styles.
Her work has been shortlisted many times, including the Times Education Supplement Award for her illustrations, and the ALCS Award for Educational Writing.
Carolyn has a keen interest in fashion and costume. She is also passionate about wild animals and nature, which is evident in many of the images from her recent books about Zen Doodling. She is particularly intrigued by the powerful effects of doodling to enhance relaxation, to encourage mindfulness and meditation. Her Zen Doodling books are designed specifically to develop artistic skills at all levels, from beginners onwards and are intended to challenge and inspire creativity.

Carolyn lives with her husband Michael on the edge of the rolling South Downs on the East Sussex coast. Michael, a skilled toolmaker, makes much of the stunning costume jewellery that Carolyn so adores wearing.

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32 pages
Interest Age: 6+


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Publication date

31st December 2005



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