A look into a unique ecosystem, one that is endangered in many placesA seed is jostled from a branch of a mangrove tree and floats to a lagoon in the Caribbean Sea It takes root, sprouts leaves, and slowly begins to grow Over many years, the mangrove will provide a home and nourishment for numerous creatures of land and sea Among its roots come to live fiddler crabs andA look into a unique ecosystem, one that is endangered in many placesA seed is jostled from a branch of a mangrove tree and floats to a lagoon in the Caribbean Sea It takes root, sprouts leaves, and slowly begins to grow Over many years, the mangrove will provide a home and nourishment for numerous creatures of land and sea Among its roots come to live fiddler crabs and shrimp in its branches dwell lizards and hummingbirds Soon the tree is dropping seeds of its own, and other mangroves are growing, creating a tangle whose benefits extend even to large mammals like dolphins and manatees There are endpaper maps that indicate where mangroves are located and the names of common animals and plants found in them.Ever threatened by hurricanes and even by human destruction, the mangroves of our planet are endangered, but in Lynne Cherry s richly illustrated story one such habitat survives, giving readers hope and inspiration for preservation of these ecosystems in the real world.
The Sea the Storm and the Mangrove Tangle A look into a unique ecosystem one that is endangered in many placesA seed is jostled from a branch of a mangrove tree and floats to a lagoon in the Caribbean Sea It takes root sprouts leaves and s
This is a thought provoking story of the life of the mangrove tree and how it contributes to the habitat and wildlife in the region it lives in. However, the trees are in trouble, from both hurricanes and worse yet, human kind. A great story to incorporate into lesson on the environment and mankinds destruction. A science unit would be greatly complimented by this story.
With beautiful pictures by the author, Lynne Cherry, the life of a mangrove island and all its varied inhabitants are spread before the reader. Everything from manatees to pelicans to tree crabs live in on and under the island the spreading roots make. It is like a coral reef in that it supports so much life, but even better because so many birds nest or live there. Many river fish spend a large part of their lives in the ocean so cutting down the groves endangers a food source. They also catch [...]
A story filled with life and love and courage and hope. Sadly, humans continue to destroy mangroves for their own commercial greedy use so reading this book and sharing the knowledge you gain from doing so is of utmost importance as many species of animals are counting on you to do this.Inside you will find stunning illustrations, interesting facts and heartwarming stories of different animals and why they need the mangrove, the circle of life is evident in this picture book written and illustra [...]
--grades k-5--Readers follow the life-cycle of a mangrove tree--the only tree that tolerates salt water--many animals depend on its roots, leaves and branches for food, protection and breeding.--endangered b/c of commercial fishing--protect coasts from hurricanes hold the ocean floor, also protect animals.--discuss ecosystems, lifecycles, endangered plants/animals.
This was a very "scientific" story about mangroves - how they form, what sorts of ecosystems develop around them, and how they spread. It even has a bit of conservation in it without being preachy or condescending. I was surprised at how much Dex (4yo) liked this book.The illustrations are detailed and interesting.
A mangrove propagule drifts to a far away lagoon where 100 years later it becomes it's own tangle. Various species of birds, fish and flora live in the mangrove tangle. When a sea storm comes, many animals find shelter there. Has a science/ecology connection.Themes: interdependence, leaving a legacy
A seed from a mangrove tree floats on the sea until it comes to rest on the shore of a faraway lagoon where, over time, it becomes a mangrove island that shelters many birds and animals, even during a hurricane.
I enjoyed learning about mangroves, and the circle of interdependence that includes the mangroves, the birds that land on them, and the ocean life below the water's surface that lives among the mangrove roots. Colorful pictures add a lot to this book's message.
author of great kapok tree
Una historia encantadora que luce un vocabulario rico y expansivo.
I really liked it.
I learned a lot about a mangrove forest from this book.
It's a fictional story about the life cycle of a mangrove tree. It has excellent illustrations, and it's very educational.