Swim with sharks! Dive with dolphins! Stroll the beach with penguins! Young readers will joyfully immerse themselves in this awesome adventure at sea,
in which stunning National Geographic photos reveal hidden worlds of action and beauty. We meet 30 favorite sea creatures and explore their watery homes: playful dolphins, mysterious sharks, graceful sea turtles, waddling penguins, and dozens of others. Kids will marvel at speedy swimmers on the hunt, and smile at cuddly scenes of animal families.
To give background on the attention-grabbing photographs, each page is sprinkled with fun facts and layered with information about ocean wildlife and environments. Age-appropriate text tells each animal’s story in language that’s accurate, lively, and non-intimidating. National Geographic maps encourage kids to learn about the geography of land and sea.
Conservation tips help readers of all ages understand how we can be kind to the oceans.
At home in the classroom and on the family bookshelf, is a trove of thrilling sights and discoveries. Timed to coordinate with the release of
Disney’s much-anticipated movie on Earth Day 2010, this exciting book taps into and encourages new awareness about the world’s marine environments.
About the Author
Johnna Rizzo is a former staff writer at National Geographic magazine and an editor at National Geographic Books and the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler galleries. She is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Kids, and has written for Scientific American, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. Rizzo is the author of Ocean Animals: Who’s Who in the Deep Blue.
Sylvia A. Earle is a marine biologist, author, lecturer, and ocean explorer. She has been a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence since 1998. Called "Her Deepness" by The New York Times, Earle has a BS from Florida State University and a PhD from Duke University, as well as numerous honorary doctorates. When not underwater, she lives in Oakland, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If ocean life and animals is your thing, Oceans, by Johnna Rizzo, is a great National Geographic Kids book for you. This book has amazing photography and even better information about dolphins and whales to coral reefs and penguins. Observing oceanic life is simple with Rizzo's easy to read summaries and wildly real photographs. A table of contents page as well as a glossary and an index allow you to browse through this book with ease. Oceans would be great to use for school papers, class discussions, or leisurly reading.
This is an awesome book for kids to learn about ocean animals! It has bright, colorful pictures and great information. My goddaughter loved it!