shell books for kids

April 19, 2011

We found this shell at the beach last week. Juliet was excited to come home and look it up in our shell book.

Looks like we found a knobbed pear conch!

I don't know about you, but I've never found anything as large as this on a beach. Usually, I just find tiny shells or broken bits. Ben stumbled across this one sticking out of the sand partially and dug it up with his feet.

We were so surprised to find something so large and beautiful. A little girl next to us exclaimed, "Did you really find that on this beach?!"

The book we have is called A Maxton Book About Sea Shells (Maxton Books for Young People)--I couldn't find a cover image for it. But these golden guides look pretty good, too.  I'm partial to the vintage ones.

Sea Shells of the World: A Guide to the Better-Known Species: 790 Illustrations in Full Color (A Golden Nature Guide)Seashells of the World - A Guide to the Better-Known Species (Golden Nature Guides)

Do you have a favorite shell guide?

5 comments:

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

What a pretty book! And no, I never find anything on the beach either, unless they're the size of my fingernail (and I live ten minutes from the beach)! Gorgeous find!

Jenny said...

That is awesome! We were just in FL and found some shells. I'll have to find these books at the library.

silly eagle books said...

I hope you do, Jenny!

Christianne--I'm jealous that you live so close to the beach. :)

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Wow that is really a find! We're always excited just to find something whole!

Christina said...

Wow, I too live close to the beach and we are never as lucky as Juliet. What a magnificent find. Our greatest finds so far have been a small sharks tooth and a sand dollar that what still whole. Such a beautiful shell and book. Thank you for sharing and tell Juliet we think she is a great "finder"!

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