Although set farther south on the Atlantic coast, this book on horseshoe crab migration will resonate with beach lovers here on Cape Cod. The text has two levels, easy phrases such as “they’re laying,” “they’re tagging,” and “they’re growing” are headings for more in-depth explanation of life-cycle, scientific tagging, and development. Gorgeous illustrations show both the horseshoe crabs and the sea birds that migrate every year. The book contains more information in the back, including resources and a map. Don’t skip over the fantastic endpapers, which show a close-up, labeled diagram of a horseshoe crab.— From Holiday Picks 2015
Dual-layered text introduces the life cycle of the horseshoe crab, with a focus on the annual mass-spawning event at Delaware Bay.
About the Author
Lisa Kahn Schnell is a writer, book reviewer, and scientist with a masters degree in plant ecology who has published several nonfiction essays for adults. This is her first book.