A scuba diver encounters exquisite coral reef creatures in this clever introduction, which includes a gatefold of a reef shark, to one of world's most alluring--and threatened--habitats.
Roxie Munro has written and illustrated more than 40 books for children, including Rodent Rascals, which received three starred reviews. Munro speaks widely at educational conferences on the topic of learning and gamification. She is also the creator of several award-winning apps for children, and her oils, watercolors, prints, and drawings are exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States. She lives in New York, NY.
"A fine way for budding marine biologists to get their feet wet
while staying dry." -Kirkus Reviews
"Replete with information and vibrant images, Munro's newest nonfiction picture book is beautiful. . . . the reading experience feels like a trip to an aquarium (or, better yet, to a reef)." -School Library Journal
"Interesting facts about eating habits, unique features, and survival tactics used by each creature are presented on double-page spreads. There is even a double-gatefolded spread in the middle that reveals a reef shark! The sea creatures are illustrated at actual size, painted with India ink and vibrant acrylics. The media chosen are especially fitting since coral reefs are known for their bright colors." -Booklist
"Because multiple animals appear on every spread, readers must examine each description and then match it with one of the creatures in the illustrations. Thus youngsters become inquisitive partners, rather than passive observers, in the aquatic experience. That Munro depicts the animals at their actual size, and with colorful inks that mirror the habitat, adds to the realism."-The Horn Book