Ocean Life


This exciting new series zooms in on the intriguing but invisible world of animals and plants, using macro-photography to reveal some weird and wonderful sights you will not have seen before!
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This exciting new series zooms in on the intriguing but invisible world of animals and plants, using macro-photography to reveal some weird and wonderful sights you will not have seen before!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Objects are always interesting when viewed up close. This book, part of the "Zoom! The Invisible World of" series, uses macro-photography to show young readers amazing close-ups as they have rarely or never seen before. Showing a microscope's view of plankton, fish and other ocean dwellers enables readers to see and appreciate how wondrously intricate these creatures are. The book does this in many ways. First, it uses an "actual size" icon—in this case a common paperclip—pictured alongside ocean animal to show their size. Second, macro-photography pictures provide readers with an extreme close-up, or "fish eye view." A yellow circle tells how many times each picture is magnified. Third, the "What is it?" feature shows an extreme zoomed picture and encourages the reader to guess what it is, then turn the page to see the answer accompanied with information about the sea creature. Ocean animals that the book zooms in on are krill, "marine marvels" such as a newly-born sea horse, goose barnacles, sea urchins and sea stars, "flowery friends" (anemones), "fantastic fish," "warning stripes" such as those on a lionfish, plus marine invertebrates: sea slugs, worms and marine snails. Coral, crabs, plus unusual looking deep sea dwellers like viperfish and comb jellies that provide their own light round out this collection of remarkable sights. Two final pages include zooms featured throughout the book, encouraging readers to use clues such as color and shape to guess what these are before turning back to find them in previous pages. "Factoids" boxes feature more information, for instance, did you know that boxer crabs carry stinging sea anemones on their claws and wave them at animals they want to scare? With its lively format and well-presented text, this book should be one that young readers will dive into again and again. The book includes a glossary, index and notes for parents and teachers. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609920432
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Series: Zoom! The Invisible World of
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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