Dive in and explore the wonders of the ocean and its inhabitants in this lyrical, fact-filled ode to the sea! This beautifully illustrated picture book features extensive nonfiction backmatter for further exploration.
We are young. The sea is old. The sea has secrets to unfold. The sea knows.
In this playful, rhyming celebration of the marine world, readers can explore all of the wondrous things the sea knows. It knows huge whales and small krill; it knows short crabs and tall giant kelp; it knows brightly colored starfish in shallow pools; and in the inky depths it knows the alluring jewel of an anglerfish’s glowing lure.
Discover all of the strange and magnificent underwater creatures in this accessible tribute to the power and mystery of the ocean.
This story highlights the diversity of the creatures that live under the sea. Which are some of your favorites, and why?
At the end of the book you’ll find fascinating facts that elaborate on each line of the poem. To fully enjoy this book, take time to read the facts and flip back to the corresponding illustration.
A celebration of the sea, across many of its aspects, depths and inhabitants in poetic verse. There is also an opportunity to dive deeper on each aspect mentioned at the back of the book for curious readers!
Alice B. McGinty is the award-winning author of over 40 fiction and nonfiction books for children. She considers herself to be a story detective, and loves finding stories, whether they be true biographical stories or ones that she makes up herself, based on the seeds she finds in her life experiences. Nothing is more fun than finding a good story and making it come to life!
Stephanie Laberis is an illustrator and character designer who specializes in creating art for animation, children’s publications, and toys. She is the illustrator of Prudence the Part-Time Cow by Jody Jensen Shaffer. She lives in San Francisco. stephsketches.blogspot.com
For Alan, who knows where to find the magic
For Alice, who has opened my eyes in so many ways
For F. B. & S. D. A., kindling my fascination with our beautiful, mysterious oceans