Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Lifeby Jim Arnosky
What can you see in the deep blue sea? Dolphins, stingrays, men o' war, and more! In Shimmer & Splash, acclaimed author and artist Jim Arnosky—whose award-winning nature books delight children, parents, and teachers alike—captures the endless variety of spectacular marine species. From the beautiful (starfish, coral reefs) to the scary (sharks, barracudas) to the yucky (jellyfish), these undersea inhabitants will amaze kids…especially in the seven fantastic gatefolds!
“Arnosky's prose is both solidly informational and lyrical as it introduces each animal: 'Some jellyfish such as the moon jellyfish and upside-down jellyfish can swim from place to place by undulating their bodies.' Shaded pencil drawings of sea life with brief, handwritten descriptions add to the sense that readers are in the field alongside Arnosky. His descriptive accounts of his wild adventuressuch as photographing sharks by moonlightare intimate and exciting; his respect for the natural world, contagious.” Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
Meet the Author
Jim Arnosky is the author/illustrator of more than 100 books for young readers, and has been honored for his overall contribution to literature for children. He received the first lifetime achievement award for Excellence in Science Illustration from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for nonfiction. Many of his books have been chosen as ALA Notable Books, including Drawing from Nature (William Morrow & Co.) a Christopher Award-winner, and he has collected many starred reviews. His first book for Sterling, Wild Tracks, was a 2008 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; 2009 ALA Notable; and received starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal. Jim lives in South Ryegate, VT, but travels all over the US for school and library visits, meeting hundreds of kids every year. Visit jimarnosky.com to learn more.
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The beautiful illustrations make this book one of my new favorites! I got a free copy to review on my blog and I'm so glad I did-my preschooler and I are both big fans of Jim Arnosky now! My son especially loved the fold-out pages, and his favorite was the page with a life-sized tiger shark jaw! Probably best for elementary school aged kids, but the pictures make it great for the preschool crowd too!