These Seas Count!

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Plot Summary

Mr. Tate’s class helps clean up a local beach and listens to the sea as it tells them about all the wildlife that make it their home. One whale, two giant sea turtles, three marlins . . . and more. Of course, the class discovers that “this sea counts!” These Seas Count! explores the environmental impact and importance of the seas, and how crucial it is to keep them healthy.

Alison Formento’s gentle story and Sarah Snow’s amazing collages combine for a powerful message about the environment and what we can do to preserve our oceans.

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Reviews

“Captivated readers will imagine they feel the warm sun, salty ocean spray, and cooling breezes along with the students.” —School Library Journal

“Formento once again underlines the value of the learning that takes place outside the classroom.” —Publishers Weekly

“This useful addition to classroom units on ocean life and pollution is the sequel to This Tree Counts! (2010) and These Bees Count! (2012).” —Booklist (Online Review)