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Life-Size Aquarium

Life-Size Aquarium

by Teruyuki Komiya
     
 

Not content to stay on dry land, the Life-Size phenomenon leaves the zoo for a visit to the aquarium. From the clownfish to the killer whale, sea otter to walrus, young readers will see some of their favorite animals from a perspective than they've ever had before. With informative, fun facts accompanying the stellar photographs of each animal, Life-Size

Overview

Not content to stay on dry land, the Life-Size phenomenon leaves the zoo for a visit to the aquarium. From the clownfish to the killer whale, sea otter to walrus, young readers will see some of their favorite animals from a perspective than they've ever had before. With informative, fun facts accompanying the stellar photographs of each animal, Life-Size Aquarium brings readers eye-to-eye with 19 different animals, including a leafy sea dragon, a luna lionfish, a humphead wrasse, two different varieties of penguins, a sea turtle, a jellyfish, a spider crab, a sea otter, and more. As in previous volumes, three of the animals in this book — a walrus, a killer whale, and a dolphin — spring out of the book in oversized gatefolds.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
On the heels of 2009's Life-Size Zoo comes this aquatic companion. As with its large-format predecessor, the crisp, life-size photographs of animals are show-stopping: a turquoise humphead wrasse requires four pages (and still doesn't entirely fit), and unusual species like the leafy sea dragon (akin to a seahorse) and Japanese spider crab join more familiar orcas, dolphins, jellyfish, and penguins. Throughout, cartoon sidebars (both of stick-figure "visitors" to the aquarium and of the various creatures) provide fascinating bits of information and diversions. Also available: More Life-Size Zoo. Ages 3–up. (Sept.)
Kirkus Reviews
In this outsized companion to the equally imposing Life-Size Zoo (2009) and More Life-Size Zoo (2010), 35 marine creatures from a killer whale to a handful of three-quarter–inch cliones (a type of conch) pose against white backgrounds for sharp full- or partial-body portraits. An engaging graphic table of contents imagines a giant, cross-sectioned aquarium with each animal pictured occupying a separate chamber or tank and tiny stick figures making their way from exhibit to exhibit. Though double gatefolds allow viewers to get closer than many would wish to an orca's teeth or a walrus's tusks and tongue, the photos make wonderful eye candy—all saturated colors and well-lit, sharply reproduced fine detail. Each spread features a side-strip of simple cartoon drawings with accompanying basic facts and questions designed not so much to inform—readers will find out the specimens' scientific names, but their listed homes are all Japanese zoos or aquariums and their sexes and ages are often "unknown"—as to prompt closer looks at the animals on display. Still, fine fare for browsers and budding naturalists. (Nonfiction. 6-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934734599
Publisher:
Seven Footer Entertainment LLC
Publication date:
07/29/2010
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 14.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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