Curious Critters Marine
Overview - With images so stunningly life-like, so fabulously detailed, you'll believe you are swimming in the sea "Curious Critters: Marine" features some of North America's most incredible marine animals captured through the award-winning photography of David FitzSimmons. Read more...
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With images so stunningly life-like, so fabulously detailed, you'll believe you are swimming in the sea "Curious Critters: Marine" features some of North America's most incredible marine animals captured through the award-winning photography of David FitzSimmons. The amazing photographs depict 20 common and fascinating animals of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. The subjects include a sleek black sea bass, a giant Pacific octopus, an incredible roseate spoonbill, and a one-in-a-million blue lobster, plus many more amazing creatures found along the coasts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Fun and educational narratives accompanying each animal highlight fascinating natural history information, and a visual index, additional curious critter facts, silhouettes showing animal sizes, and a full glossary are also included.
- ISBN-13: 9781936607723
- ISBN-10: 1936607727
- Publisher: Wild Iris Publishing
- Publish Date: April 2015
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 6-9
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Marine Life
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In his third Curious Critters book, FitzSimmons pairs breathtakingly detailed photographs of 20 aquatic creatures with offbeat accounts of the animals’ lives, which take the form of poems, songs, and first-person monologues. A translucent hooded nudibranch looks more mushroom than mollusk as the sea slug raves about its fashion sense (“From my sheer dress to my eye-catching hat, I’m nothing but flair and finesse”); a starfish describes itself to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” (“Tough and bendy is my skin./ That’s my exoskeleton”). From a wisecracking sea cucumber to a frogfish trying to hide its predatory nature, FitzSimmons offers a cheeky guide to the sea’s odder denizens. Ages 3–up. (Apr.)