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Children's Nonfiction Marine Life

What Dwells in the Deep

by (author) Kelly Ward-Wills

illustrated by Steven James

Publisher
Eye of Newt Books
Initial publish date
Dec 2022
Category
Marine Life
Recommended Age
0 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781777081799
    Publish Date
    Dec 2022
    List Price
    $13.95

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Description

Deep-sea exploration can begin at even the earliest age . . . Let's go deeper!

What animals live in the deepest depths of the ocean” This book brings these rarely seen creatures'some that glow, some that hunt more than a mile below the surface, and one with eyes as big as your head!?to full-colour life for little eyes and little hands to enjoy.

A perfect first deep dive into the ocean to spark curiosity about the incredible creatures that share our planet.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Kelly Ward-Wills is a writer and children's book editor. Her fiction, poetry, and journalism have appeared in various publications across Canada. Her short fiction has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Fiction and appeared in The Journey Prize Stories: The Best of Canada's New Writers. She is the author of one collection of short stories, Keep it Beautiful. What Dwells in the Deep is her second book for children. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

Steve James is originally from a small village in North Yorkshire, but he now lives on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Leeds with his partner and their daughter. There are lots of arty folk in Steve's family, so it was only natural that he should have a love for drawing from a young age, taking his early influence from the Beano and Dandy comics to Warner Brothers and Disney cartoons. When Steven isn?t illustrating, he likes to see live music, watch films, play video games, take walks in the countryside and play guitar. Steve is originally from a small village in North Yorkshire, but he now lives on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Leeds with his partner and their daughter. There are lots of arty folk in Steve's family, so it was only natural that he should have a love for drawing from a young age, taking his early influence from the Beano and Dandy comics to Warner Brothers and Disney cartoons. When Steven isn?t illustrating, he likes to see live music, watch films, play video games, take walks in the countryside and play guitar.

Editorial Reviews

"Part of the Yikes! board book series from Eye of Newt, this is an early primer for learning about specific creatures living in different depths of ocean water. Beginning with children in a boat on the water's surface, the unnamed but hospitable narrator invites readers to head deeper and deeper into the ocean, encountering a new and unusual animal at each level until reaching the snailfish near the ocean floor, and then to start over and do it all again. There is very little plot to navigate; the friendly text reads like a grocery list of simple but fascinating facts. Doing the heavy lifting are James's impressive illustrations that pop off the page, bringing each ocean creature to life. Artistic choices demonstrate great attention to detail, such as the water getting darker as the depths become greater. End notes briefly recap the nine animals covered, sharing key facts such as size, physical characteristics, and depth of ocean. VERDICT: The conversational tone and brevity of introduction make this suitable for preschoolers listening to a read-aloud or as a gateway book for promoting interest in further reading on ocean animals. Recommended for larger board book collections." Student Library Journal

"Just in time for me to get into the Halloween spirit, a being from the great beyond brought this delicious creepfest into my seance room! No, seriously, it is awesome! Help it manifes tinto our astral plane." Stephan Franck (Silver, Palomino)

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