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Gooey Jellyfish

Gooey Jellyfish

by Natalie Lunis, Bill Murphy (Consultant)

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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Interesting that jellyfish—of which there are about two thousand kinds—are not made of jelly, nor are they fish. Jellies, or sea jellies, are invertebrates, animals without backbones. This book, part of the "No Backbone! The World of the Invertebrates" series, introduces the young or non-reader to jellies, using simple text and breathtaking pictures. As the author points out, jellies can be larger than a man or smaller than a grape. They live in oceans all over the globe. Beautiful color photos show the beauty and variety of jellies, and one picture in particular shows a huge jelly next to a scuba diver. The text tells about jelly bodies, how they swim and eat, plus what predators may eat them. One remarkable illustration shows a sea turtle about to chomp down on a floating jelly. While dangerous jellies are labeled with their common names, most of the jellies are not; common names would have been helpful and would have added to the interest. Despite the misleading and simplistic title, this book would be a fine addition to any library. The book includes a page about the world of the invertebrates, a picture glossary, an index, suggested further readings, and age-appropriate Internet sites. Reviewer: Judy Crowder

Product Details

Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
No Backbone! Series: Marine Invertebrates
Product dimensions:
10.04(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.31(d)
IG680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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