A treasure trove of extraordinary ocean animals.
Beneath the ocean waves lies a web of life that ties together creatures great and small. Fan favorites like hermit crabs and great white sharks share space with mysterious bottom-dwellers like mimic octopuses and giant sea spiders in this gorgeous exploration of the sea. Dive in and encounter some of the earth's most remarkable animals in this gloriously illustrated compendium. A perfect gift for all nature lovers.
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Susie Brooks has been writing and editing children's books for more than ten years. In her worldwide travels, she seeks out the unusual and the extraordinary. Susie is the author of the Get Into Art series, as well as many books published in the UK.
Dawn Cooper is inspired by the natural world, from botanical illustrations to the things she sees on her travels. Dawn is the illustrator of The Country Child and The Wind Off the Small Isles. www.dawncooper.com
Read an Excerpt
Deep, mysterious oceans sweep across our planet, making up 99 percent of the living space on Earth. Beneath their rolling waves lies an extraordinary web of life that ties together creatures great and small.
Small fish often protect themselvesfrom predators by swimming inlarge groups called schools.
In the open ocean, even large fish mustbeware of seabirds, sharks, toothedwhales, and other predators.
The fiercest sharks, such as the great white, are apex predators with most other sea life at their mercy.
An octopus is an adept hunter, able to break into shells for food and paralyze fish with its toxic saliva.
These tiny plants and animals drift on ocean currents, as they cannot swim. Most marinelife depends on plankton to survive.
Many marine mollusks live in shells and feed by sifting plankton from the water.
These tiny crustaceans feed on plankton and in turn are devoured in swarms by larger animals.
Amazingly, huge humpbacksand other baleen whales survive primarily on feasts of tiny krill.
Corals are very much alive. They are made up of tiny, soft-bodied animals called polyps, which feed on plankton.
There may be more than a million species living in the world’s oceans. They vary incredibly, from the largest animal that ever existed to creatures too small for the human eye to see. While some dip and dive in sunlit surface waters, others lurk far below in the pitch-black abyss. Discover their amazing world as you plunge into the Ocean Emporium!