Prolific, award-winning nonfiction author Melissa Stewart reveals the surprising ways seashells provide more than shelter to the mollusks that inhabit them. Young naturalists discover thirteen seashells in this elegant introduction to the remarkable versatility of shells. A dual-layered narrative highlights how shells provide more than a protective home. The informative sidebars underscore characteristics specific to each shell. Elegant watercolor illustrations create a scrapbook feel, depicting children from around the world observing and sketching seashells across shores.
Sarah S. Brannen is the author and illustrator of Madame Martine, Madame Martine Breaks the Rules, and Uncle Bobby’s Wedding. She has illustrated over a dozen other picture books, including the award-winning Feathers: Not Just for Flying, written by Melissa Stewart. She lives in Massachusetts.View Illustrator