Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

About Mollusks

A Guide for Children

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the world of mollusks.

In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what mollusks are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of mollusks―from the small Garden Snail to the Giant Pacific Octopus. An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires young readers to learn more.

Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-406-8
Publication Date: 3/1/2008
Page Count: 40
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 8
Language: English
AR Level: 2.6
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre I
Themes: Mollusk Behavior, Mollusk Characteristics, Mollusk Habitats


“This handsome look at a cast of lowly characters is a rewarding slice of the biodiversity pie.” ―School Library Journal


Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2006

SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books (Children’s Science Picture Books Finalist) ―Subaru/American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006

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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.