Synopses & Reviews
Throughout our world's oceans live wild animals that swim, leap, and dive through the pages of this charming title. The photography instilled within this book present young readers with a foundation for learning basic counting skills. The marine life captured on each page portrays children's favorites, as well as lively text in order to provide pleasurable and thought-provoking information about each creature. The book begins with an interactive map, as well as a brief and inspirational introduction from National Geographic Photographer Brian Skerry. Fact boxes are scattered amongst the pages, which include information about all of the creatures pertaining to their mannerisms, diets, and habitat. For added convenience a glossary is provided for vocabulary assistance, as well as tips on how to uncover additional information to aid children's efforts to extend their knowledge of marine wildlife.
"Readers are invited to count from one to 10 with photographs of aquatic animals, described in brief, vivid captions: '5 pink sea star arms. Five arms on this pink sea star bend and flex. Tube-like suckers underneath these arms hold the sea star in place.' Small sidebar boxes provide surprising animal facts, and the images showcase the wild diversity of undersea color: seven glass eye fish are blazing red, and nine hammerhead sharks swim as a group in sunlight-infused turquoise water. Appended animal facts and a note from photographer Skerry provide additional insight into each species and the process of capturing them on film. Ages 2 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
BRIAN SKERRY is an award winning photojournalist who specializes in marine wildlife and their underwater environments. Since he began shooting for National Geographic in 1998 he has covered an extensive range of subjects and stories.
JANET LAWLER is a children's book author from Connecticut. Her previous titles include: If Kisses Were Colors, A Father's Song, A Mother's Song, Tyrannoclaus, and A Mama Bug's Love.