for Gone Fishing
by David McLimans
A whimsical, stylized look at ocean-faring creatures blends its playful approach with a serious theme. McLimans renders various fish, waterfowl, and other sea life in the shape of the numbers 1 through 10. Each subject is either endangered, experiencing population loss, or living in threatened habitats. The graphically striking black-on-blue (counting up from 1 to 10) and blue-on-black (counting down from 10 to 1) images are accompanied by brief facts about the creatures. Additional information about the oceans is provided in “ocean life by the numbers,” “ocean threats by the numbers,” and “our blue planet” pages. This volume will appeal to budding environmentalists as well as lovers of the sea and fans of art and graphic design. (Ages 5–10)
CCBC Choices 2009. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009. Used with permission.
Dive down to the depths of our planet's oceans and see the stunning variety of creatures that call this watery environment home. These incredible marine animals and their ocean habitats are among our most precious and endangered resources.
In a dazzling underwater adventure, Caldecott Honor-winning artist David McLimans uses fins, flippers, and tentacles to create numerical masterpieces. From the smallest tiger tail sea horse to the giant humpback whale, this aquatic menagerie will captivate readers of all ages as they count up to ten and back down again. McLimans also explores the powers of ten to showcase amazing ocean facts from one to one billion! Once you wet your feet with this eye-popping visual treat, your view of the ocean will be forever transformed.
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