Dive into the amazing ocean—with the Smithsonian!
Get ready to go under the sea with the Smithsonian—and experience life beneath the waves. Smithsonian Young Explorers: Oceans provides the perfect introduction for kids 6 and up to our undiscovered underwater world. The lively and fun fact book covers the science of ocean movement, pollution, and fascinating facts on marine life. From profiles on the Pacific, to waves and tsunamis, kids will love to learn about the basics of the ocean.
And of course, all the cutest sea creatures (sea otters and dolphins!) and the fiercest (great white sharks and poisonous jellyfish!) and all their ocean friends are covered in detail for young ocean explorers.
Once young explorers get their feet wet in the world’s oceans, they can continue their education by assembling the included floor puzzle of colorful marine life. The puzzle and poster give kids extra opportunities to learn about the ocean and engage them in the sciences. And once kids are ready to dive in headfirst, the book, puzzle, and map all tuck neatly into a snap-shut suitcase, ready to embark on a journey on the high seas.
About the Author
Ruth Strother is an award-winning writer and editor whose work has touched children around the globe. From running editorial departments at publishing houses to freelance writing and editing, Ruth has immersed herself in the creation of books for both children and adults. Her latest written works for children include W is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet and the NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children B is for Blue Planet: an Earth Science Alphabet. Ruth lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.
John Francis is internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost natural history illustrators. His work ranges widely over all areas of wildlife portrayal from the demands of scientific exactness, to the more loosely drawn children’s books for which he is also known. John has worked with a variety of publishers over the years, including Dorling Kindersley, Usborne, McGraw Hill, and Scholastic. John is a committed conservationist and his travels have taken him far and wide, from the icy wastes of the Arctic to the parched deserts of North America, from the mountain forests of New Zealand to the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean.