WINNER of a TEACHER'S CHOICE AWARD and a
PARENT’S CHOICE AWARD
One of forty winners of a
Teacher’s Choice Award in the fourth annual competition, The Incredible Coral Reef
evaluated for quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation.
“Kids will love it! Toni Albert’s
book will inspire youngsters to explore the ever changing world of coral reefs. Kids of
all ages are going to learn to save our coral reefs—and our planet.”
Joe Strykowski, Marine Naturalist, The
Star Thrower Foundation
The Incredible Coral Reef invites kids to explore the dazzling coral reefs and to learn
how we can help protect them from the devastating effects of human carelessness. The
book includes the author’s “Reef Report” about her underwater adventures exploring
a coral reef, beautiful photos and artwork, and loads of hands-on activities to help
children understand the reef community. It includes a glossary, a bibliography for kids,
and lists of environmental organizations and coral reef exhibits.
- make a wave bottle
- make a fish print
- learn how to keep a pet
- adopt a sea turtle
- make a coral reef sun
- explore a tide pool with a
- play a card game called
- learn how to snorkel and
keep a dive log, and more
“This book, with its clear and
accurate explanations and its appealing pictures and activities, will bring coral reefs
alive to all children.” Daphne Gail Fautin, Professor and
Curator, The University of Kansas Natural History Museum
Size: 8½ x 11
Illustrations: 100 +
From the Author’s "Reef Report" - “I didn’t
collect all the trash I saw [on the beach]. It probably would have taken hours. But at
least I tried to undo some of the mess that careless individuals had made. Sometimes we
feel overwhelmed by how big environmental problems seem to be and we wonder, ‘What can
one person do?’ Well, one person can at least undo what one other person did. One
person can encourage other people to act differently. And one person can get together
with others and really make a difference. Remember, massive coral reefs are built by
tiny individuals working together, and the structure they build sustains all the life on
Where in the World Are Coral Reefs?
Read a world map.
Corals Are Particular About Where They Live
Make a wave bottle.
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?
Play "Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral."
Or All Three?
Coral As Prey—and Predator!
Capture plankton from the sea.
A Life Cycle That Goes Round ... and Round
Consider the Kinds
Make a Magical Coral Reef
Create your own reef in a jar.
Reef Report: Coral Gardens
The Coral Reef Ecosystem
Reef Report: Getting to Know Some Fish
Make a fish print.
The Great Barracuda
The Reef Connection
Endangered Sea Turtles
The World's Most Valuable Reptiles
Adopt a sea turtle.
Aliens in the Sea
The Reef Is Riddled with ... RIDDLES
Just the Two of Us
Create a cartoon.
Hermits That Aren't Hermits
Is There a Crab in Your House?
Learn how to keep a pet hermit crab.
The Reef Is a Puzzle
PLAY Reef Partnerships (Game Cards)
Play a card game to learn about symbiosis.
Words of Warning
The Day Shift
The Night Shift
Make a drawing of the reef at night.
Reef Report: Fxploring Tide Pools
Make an underwater viewing box.
What's in a Tide Pool?
The Queen Conch
The Southern Stingray
The Importance of the Coral Reef
Make a choice and see what your choice tells about you.
Threats to the Coral Reef
Can You Find 15 Threats to the Coral
What Can You Do?
Learn how to protect coral reefs.
A Beach Cleanup
Join a Beach Cleanup.
My Thoughts About the Coral Reef
Art Ideas to Help Save Coral Reefs
Make a T-shirt with a message.
Sea Art and ...
... More Sea Art
Make a coral reef sun catcher.
Visit a Coral Reef Exhibit
Be a Reef Spy.
Coral Reef Exhibits
How to Snorkel
Learn how to go snorkeling.
Books About the Coral Reef
Read more about reefs.
Some Things to Think About