Look Who Lives in the Ocean: Splashing and Dashing, Nibbling and Quibbling, Blending and Fending
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Look Who Lives in the Ocean: Splashing and Dashing, Nibbling and Quibbling, Blending and Fending

by Brooke Bessesen
     
 

Fish go to school, lobsters work as janitors, and creatures that can neither walk nor swim build fantastic cities - all in Look Who Lives in the Ocean! As children read these pages, they'll wonder if manatees are the mermaids that sailors of long ago reported seeing; they'll ask if dolphins are lifeguards; and they'll laugh or shudder at the caricature of a

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Fish go to school, lobsters work as janitors, and creatures that can neither walk nor swim build fantastic cities - all in Look Who Lives in the Ocean! As children read these pages, they'll wonder if manatees are the mermaids that sailors of long ago reported seeing; they'll ask if dolphins are lifeguards; and they'll laugh or shudder at the caricature of a dentist cleaning a shark's teeth.

As she did in her first children's book, the award-winning Look Who Lives in the Desert!, author-illustrator Brooke Bessesen combines imaginative, rhyming descriptions and fascinating facts, accompanied by photographs of the ocean's most interesting creatures.

The result brings the ocean's joy and marvels to children's story hour.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 4

This offbeat introduction to 20 ocean creatures pairs large cartoons with simple rhymes. The humor involved in such images as a shark in a dentist's chair or a lobster cleaning the ocean floor with dustpan and broom is obvious. Other allusions and puns incorporated into pictures and text will make older readers smile or groan. For example, a swordfish in pirate gear guards a treasure chest next to the ship, Spear-it of '76 . Small photos accompany sidebars at the edge of each spread. Libraries in which Bessesen's Look Who Lives in the Desert! (Arizona Highways, 2004) is popular may want to supplement their collections with this lighthearted offering, though it is not a core resource.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932082821
Publisher:
Arizona Highways
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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