Monday, May 20, 2013

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Perogies &Gyoza.

For Nonfiction Monday --  "Giant Squid: searching for a sea monster" written by Mary M. Cerullo with Clyde F.E. Roper.

Monsters, mystery and a real-life adventure: no wonder this topic appeals to young readers.  Giant Squid have eyes as large as dinner plates and tentacles armed with rows of sharp suckers capable of leaving scars on their natural enemy the sperm whale.  The largest specimen ever recorded was 43 feet long but despite their enormous size, these creatures remain elusive and difficult to study.

Cerullo has teamed up with marine biologist/Giant Squid expert Roper to provide her audience with the latest information and current research on this remarkable animal.  Roper's decades of study, together with the work of a Japanese expert, form the basis for the book.  Photographs, drawings, maps and a glossary are paired with the facts and fiction that surround this little known monster from the deep to invite young scientists begin their own exploration.      

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