A New York Times best-selling author and a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator explore life in the ocean with clever poems and bold, expressive woodcuts.
The briny deep is home to an enormous variety of fascinating creatures, from the dainty sea horse to the fearsome shark, from the spiny sea urchin to the majestic blue whale. In striking woodcut illustrations, diverse creatures glide through blue and green waters, while succinct, witty poetry examines their behavior and interactions. In this companion volume to On the Farm and In the Wild, David Elliott and Holly Meade explore the depths of the ocean in a collection of poems sure to thrill budding oceanographers and landlubbers alike.
|Product dimensions:||10.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Lexile:||NP (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
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!