Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Ocean Counting (National Geographic Little Kids)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Review - Ocean Counting (National Geographic Little Kids)

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About the Book
Throughout our world's oceans live wild animals that swim, leap, and dive through the pages of this charming title. The photography in this book presents young readers with a foundation for learning basic counting skills while discovering some magnificent ocean animals. The marine life captured on each page portray familiar favorites along with a few lesser-known, but still amazing, animals. Lyrical text about each creature is both lively and thought-provoking. "Did You Know" facts accompany each spread to add both fun and fascinating tidbits about each creature. Fact boxes in the back of the book include information about the animals' homes, sizes, diets, predators, and babies. The book ends with an interactive map and a brief and inspirational note from National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry. A glossary helps kids expand their vocabulary, and a list of books and websites for further reading help jump-start more discovery.

About the Author
BRIAN SKERRY is an award winning photojournalist who specializes in marine wildlife and their underwater environments. Since he began shooting for National Geographic in 1998 he has covered an extensive range of subjects and stories.

JANET LAWLER is a children's book author from Connecticut. Her previous titles include: If Kisses Were Colors, A Father's Song, A Mother's Song, Tyrannoclaus, and A Mama Bug's Love.

My Take on the Book
This maybe a young child's counting book, but as an adult I found it not only interesting ,but I learned some new facts about ocean animals. The author used a variety of ocean animals from various parts of the world. She included excellent information about each animal.

The photographs by Brian Sperry brought the reader up close to each ocean animal. You will wonder how he was able to capture each picture.

The end of the book includes specific animal facts, a personal note from Brian Sperry, and a world map which shows the locations of the photographs taken by him.

If you are a parent or grandparent looking for an informative and beautifully photographed counting book, I encourage you to consider this one.

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