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A fierce cat shark. A coy parrotfish. Two serene sergeant majors. Who would believe that underwater creatures come in so many different shapes and sizes? Some are beautiful, some are monstrous--all are fascinating. A fun, rhythmic text and sharply detailed full-color photos introduce over 70 of these intriguing creatures.

The author-photographer, a marine biologist, uses his own photographs to introduce readers to some of the more amusing characteristics of the ...

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New York 1993 Hardcover First Edition. 32 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. ANIMALS. A book that is bound to make children more than a little bit curious. ... Full color photos of some very interesting looking fish. (Key Words: Children's Literature, Fish, Oceans, Photography, Marine Biology, Norbert Wu). Read more Show Less

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Overview

A fierce cat shark. A coy parrotfish. Two serene sergeant majors. Who would believe that underwater creatures come in so many different shapes and sizes? Some are beautiful, some are monstrous--all are fascinating. A fun, rhythmic text and sharply detailed full-color photos introduce over 70 of these intriguing creatures.

The author-photographer, a marine biologist, uses his own photographs to introduce readers to some of the more amusing characteristics of the creatures he's encountered on his dives.

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PreS-Gr 3-- A brief alliterative, rhythmic text accompanies a host of brilliant full-color photos. The slight text contains some minor quirks. For instance, ``A nose that shines in the dark!'' refers to the luminous fleshy proturberance on the snout of a deep-sea anglerfish. Also the fish on the back cover is not a guineafowl puffer as indicated in the notes. More irksome are such nonscientific phrases as ``Faces that are friendly'' and ``Faces that are fierce.'' Some of the small inset photos lose their definition when placed against multicolored backgrounds, but the others are in clear contrast to the vivid blues and greens of a wavering, watery world. Despite these minor carps, the glowing photos and simple text provide a rare look at some strangely shaped and/or brightly colored ocean dwellers for young readers. A final page names all the fish depicted, page by page, but the pages aren't numbered, and no further information or description is given. --Patricia Manning, Eastchester Public Library, NY
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Concise and descriptive ("Flat fish, round fish / A very long and thin fish"), the minimal text of this book draws us right to the photos--which is exactly where our attention belongs. Wu, whose extraordinary pictures of underwater life have appeared in "National Geographic" as well as other publications, has gathered some wonderful shots for his underwater tour. The exquisite, full-color, full-page photos (intercut with small, attractively placed shots) conduct us to a variety of deep-sea locales and capture some of nature's most bizarre and beautiful fish. Though none of the fish are named in the text itself, Wu identifies all of them on the book's last page. It's too bad he didn't include a few words about each creature and its habitat, too; the photos are bound to make children more than a little bit curious.
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"Celebrating the enormous and colorful variety of ocean life, a marine biologist...groups his splendid color photos...with a verse-like cadence....Remarkably handsome."—Kirkus Reviews

"Bound to make children more than a little bit curious."—Booklist, boxed review

"Breathtaking."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805016680
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Norbert Wu is an independent photographer and filmmaker who specializes in marine issues. He has taken photos in nearly every conceivable underwater locale and is the recipient of National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Grants and a Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship, the world’s only prize dedicated to marine conservation. The author of several books, including Fish Faces, Mr. Wu lives near Monterey, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Nice photos

    The photos in this little book are nice, but I would like to have seen some more text or information.

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