Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

About Fish

A Guide for Children 

Bilingual Edition: About Fish/Sobre los peces

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

An award-winning beginner’s guide to the natural world of fish. From Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the About… and About Habitats series.

An “NSTA Recommends” book from the National Science Teachers Association!

Noted educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children the basic characteristics of what fish are, how they swim, breathe, and reproduce, and the different ways they protect themselves from predators.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diversity of the fish population, from an Arctic char to a Porcupine fish. An afterword provides more details, inspiring further learning.

Part of the award-winning About… series, About Fish is ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary units in science, environment, and marine life.

Also available in an English/Spanish bilingual edition – About Fish / Sobre los peces

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-987-2
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
Page Count: 40
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 8
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-988-9
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
Page Count: 40
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 8
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-68263-112-6
Age Range: 3 – 8
Language: English

Purchase this eBook through the following vendors:

Barnes & Noble

AR Level: 2.0
F&P: GRL I, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: 500L
Themes: Fish Behavior, Fish Characteristics, Fish Habitats


“A simple, handsome book.” ―School Library Journal


NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association

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Meet the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

Meet the Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina. You can visit his website here.