Some ocean animals have the incredible ability to make their own light! Amazing World: Sea Creatures shows off twenty of these unique animals with facts and photos. From the lanternfish, to the Atolla jellyfish, to the glowing bioluminescent octopus, the ocean is filled with animals that gleam and glow. Go on an electrifying journey to see how these living lights use bioluminescence, fluorescence, and symbiotic bacteria to light up! Amazing World: Sea Creatures reveals the fascinating lives of strange and amazing marine animals. This beautifully illustrated and photographed book for kids explores twenty incredible creatures you'll only find under the sea. You will learn how each of these underwater animals create their own light, and how they put it to good use. Is that wasn't enough, Amazing World: Sea Creatures even includes a sheet of glow in the dark stickers! You won't believe all the cool, beautiful, and sometimes downright weird animals that live under the ocean. They're not aliens, they're sea creatures!
About the Author
Lee Martin is an editor of educational materials and author of books for children. She especially enjoys discovering quirky facts about our world and the wild things that share it with us. Lee lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Amazing World Sea Creatures Encounter 20 Light-Up Animals by Lee Martin This is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. This is such a breathtakingly and enchanting book! The pictures are so appealing and captivating. The information is in small bite sizes to help the kids grasp the information easier. The creatures are alluring in their beauty and in their frightful forms. All are dazzling with the glowing lights, strangeness, and rare appearances. I loved the wonderful info and the great pictures. It will keep kids, teens, and adults going back to this book again and again. Great end table book, sure to get worn out! The book also comes with light-up stickers, a cute bonus.
***This book as reviewed for Quarto Publishing via Netgalley Amazing World: Sea Creatures is full of beautiful sea life photos. Sections at the beginning look at bioluminescence, and how it works. Twenty different deep-sea beasties who use bioluminescence or fluorescence are looked at in greater depth, with fun facts and information on range, depth, size and diet. Many of these features are quite stunning, like the lanternsharks, firefly squid, and bobtail squid. A popular book in our household, Little Moon by Megan Padalecki, is about a bobtail squid. They are so adorable! Others were the stuff of nightmares, like the gulper eel, and anglerfish. Anglers become more frightening when you read about how the females of many species absorb the males into their bodies, as basically they are only there to be baby daddies. Some females can have up to six (!) absorbed males. That is not okay. My cubs (and myself) were disturbed and saddened to read about the PCB and other human-caused contaminations present on the seafloors, even to the depths of the Mariana Trench and Challenger Deep. How to explain to young children that species alive now will be gone by the time they are grown, and it's humanity’s fault? Not a fun conversation. While the younger ones enjoyed the pictures, and listening, the book itself is meant more for upper middle school, given the words used, such as bioluminescence, luciferase, and dinoflagellate. That was really my only qualm. Even for those readers, a pronunciation guide would be a great addition. Recommended for those with an interest in nature, especially sea creatures.