Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Book Review - Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life

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About the Book
What can you see in the deep blue sea? Dolphins, stingrays, men o' war, and more! In Shimmer and 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!

About 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 to learn more.

My Take on the Book
This was an educational book that taught my girls and I so much about underwater creatures. I was very impressed with how thorough the book was as well as well as the beautiful imagery throughout the book. The book has a ton of information within it, and the book provides you with hours of educational fun for the whole family. The book for us was reminiscent of our recent trip to the Atlanta Aquarium, and it allowed us to explore some of the creatures we saw there as well as become even more intrigued by some of the new creatures that we had not seen there. Overall, this was a wonderful book that the whole family will enjoy!

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