Combines lighthearted verse and striking woodcut illustrations in an introduction to the diversity of underwater life that considers the behaviors and interactions of creatures ranging from sea horses and spiny sea urchins to sharks and blue whales.
About the Author
Holly Meade (1956-2013) wrote and illustrated IF I NEVER FOREVER ENDEAVOR. She earned a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in HUSH! A THAI LULLABY by Minfong Ho. She also illustrated AND THEN COMES HALLOWEEN by Tom Brenner; ON THE FARM, IN THE WILD, and IN THE SEA by David Elliott; and many others.
From the Hardcover edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This beautiful book depicts sea animals in short, clever, funny verses and dramatic, beautiful double-page spread paintings. I am giving this to two young friends, ages 3 and 4, and their parents who will enjoy the paintings and the poetry. Although this book is meant for the very young, the author is not afraid to use grown-up words such as "apparition" , "carapace" and others. No simplifying here. Let the children learn and adults enjoy!