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Title:
Creatures of the sea
Author:
Fine, John Christopher.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum, 1989.
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Describes sea creatures with unusual appearances or behavior that allows them to fit successfully into their underwater environment.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780689314209
Format :
Book

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Describes sea creatures with unusual appearances or behavior that allows them to fit successfully into their underwater environment.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-5. Fine, known for his penetrating analysis in works for older readers, for example, Oceans in Peril [BKL Ja 1 88], turns his narrative attention and camera's probing eye to the mysterious underwater realm of the sea. His skill with a camera is as keen and incisive as his prose, revealing the environments and behavior patterns of creatures such as anglerfish, nudi~branches, corals, batfish, and boxfish. Photos are cropped for maximum impact, and the jewel-like radiance of color and the examples of uncanny protective coloration will be intriguing to young readers. An additional attraction is the double-spaced, large-print text with solid page-turning appeal. Use this as a lead-in to Hidetomo Oda's Animals of the Seashore and as an alternative to Millicent Selsam's Animals of the Sea, which has illustrations, not photos. A topnotch presentation that is sure to please. --Phillis Wilson


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-- Beautiful color photographs of ocean inhabitants in their natural settings are accompanied by brief explanatory notes on their special characteristics. Familiar animals such as hermit crabs, flounder, and puffer fish are featured, but in unusual ways, e.g., only the two protruding eyes of the bottom-dwelling flounder show through the white sand. Fine also introduces such odd creatures as the bristle worm, crocodile fish, batfish, boxfish, and more. His brilliant photographs are strikingly clear and make the underwater world as close and familiar as the backyard. The text is brief, making this mainly an appealing browsing book. --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Lib, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.