Weird Oceans

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Did you know that grasshoppers have ears on their legs? Or that male seahorses carry the babies in their bellies? Weird World answers these and many more fascinating questions about the world around you in the most visual and oddest way - with amazing pop ups, flick books, shutter pictures, wheels and pull tabs!

In Weird Ocean, meet the totally toxic blue-ringed octopus, discover how a pufferfish blows up into a lethal spiny ball, and stare into the deadly jaws of a pop-up great...

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Overview

Did you know that grasshoppers have ears on their legs? Or that male seahorses carry the babies in their bellies? Weird World answers these and many more fascinating questions about the world around you in the most visual and oddest way - with amazing pop ups, flick books, shutter pictures, wheels and pull tabs!

In Weird Ocean, meet the totally toxic blue-ringed octopus, discover how a pufferfish blows up into a lethal spiny ball, and stare into the deadly jaws of a pop-up great white shark! Learn how the ugly creatures of the deepest oceans use lights to lure their prey, which fish walk on the seabed, and much, much more.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The ocean's biggest, tiniest, fastest, ugliest, deepest, and deadliest occupants can all be found among the pop-ups, pull tabs, flip books, and flaps of this fact-packed book. Page titles like "Ocean Motion" and "Toxic!" head sections that outline everything from the migration routes of Pacific salmon to the number of humans one puffer fish's poison can kill (it's 30, by the way). Spilling over with accurate illustrations of whales, fish, and octopuses, as well as tidbits of surprising information, this book should tantalize readers with the stranger side of undersea life. Also available: Weird Bugs. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) I'm a Scientist: Kitchen Lisa Burke DK, .99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-7566-6307-0 This hands-on collection of 16 simple science experiments uses readily available food and kitchen items. Projects include structures built from dried spaghetti and marshmallows, squishy cornstarch and food coloring "gobbledy goo," and an experiment that utilizes eggs, salt, and a glass of water to illustrate density. Colorful images accompany the easy-to-follow steps, along with relevant cartoon creatures (which offer glib commentary in speech bubbles), while large flaps explain the science behind the fun: "The slices of apple and banana coated in lemon juice look fresh, but the uncoated slices turn brown. This is called oxidation." The play-with-purpose concept should be a hit with inquisitive kids. Available simultaneously: I'm a Scientist: Backyard. Ages 4-7. (July)
Publishers Weekly
The ocean's biggest, tiniest, fastest, ugliest, deepest, and deadliest occupants can all be found among the pop-ups, pull tabs, flip books, and flaps of this fact-packed book. Page titles like "Ocean Motion" and "Toxic!" head sections that outline everything from the migration routes of Pacific salmon to the number of humans one puffer fish's poison can kill (it's 30, by the way). Spilling over with accurate illustrations of whales, fish, and octopuses, as well as tidbits of surprising information, this book should tantalize readers with the stranger side of undersea life. Also available: Weird Bugs. Ages 4–8. (Aug.) I'm a Scientist: Kitchen Lisa Burke DK, .99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-7566-6307-0 This hands-on collection of 16 simple science experiments uses readily available food and kitchen items. Projects include structures built from dried spaghetti and marshmallows, squishy cornstarch and food coloring "gobbledy goo," and an experiment that utilizes eggs, salt, and a glass of water to illustrate density. Colorful images accompany the easy-to-follow steps, along with relevant cartoon creatures (which offer glib commentary in speech bubbles), while large flaps explain the science behind the fun: "The slices of apple and banana coated in lemon juice look fresh, but the uncoated slices turn brown. This is called oxidation." The play-with-purpose concept should be a hit with inquisitive kids. Available simultaneously: I'm a Scientist: Backyard. Ages 4–7. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753464625
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Series: Weird Science Series
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 1,487,186
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

written by Kathryn Smith, illustrated by Robin Bushell 

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