Monday, June 13, 2016

Nonfiction Monday

For Nonfiction Monday: "Ocean Animals" by Laaren Brown and Animal Planet


Here's another in the fabulous Animal Bites series from Animal Planet. This time young readers are treated to a look at ocean life from the creatures of the sky such as the albatross to animals from the ocean's deep sea vents like the exotic giant tube worm. There is the familiar bottlenose dolphin, great white shark, and humpback whale sharing pages with less familiar surgeon fish, green sea turtles, and  whale sharks.

Like the other books in the series, the animal sections are interspersed with thematic units with specific tabs such as Where They Live, How They Live, Vista (showing animals in their environment), Big Data (facts and figures), Animal Gallery (highlighting similarities and differences) and so on. Stunning action-filled photographs, informative notes, colorful maps and charts make for easy access to information and will delight both youngsters and adults as they explore the amazing diversity of sea life on our blue planet.

This book would be great paired with a visit to the aquarium or ocean. A must have for home, classroom or school library. 

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