Splash into one of the world's most alluring-- and threatened-- habitats, without getting your feet wet.
Without traveling any further than your bookshelf, encounter exquisite coral reef creatures in this clever introduction to underwater life! Brightly illustrated at true-to-life size, Dive In introduces more than twenty undersea creatures. From the brilliantly colored rainbow parrotfish to a venomous southern stingray, follow the path of a scuba diver discovering the many creatures living in a coral reef--including a huge gatefold spread featuring a massive reef shark.
As you go, you'll find that each detailed, bright spread fits together with the next, charting a journey through one big scene in this meticulously illustrated nonfiction picture book.
Accompanying the vibrant artwork are detailed descriptions of the 29 featured creatures, revealing their intriguing habits and more about the Caribbean coral reef they call home. A key included in the back matter shows how the pages smartly fit together. An index, a map, and a section on protecting coral reefs are also included.
Budding conservationists will love learning about this vital ecosystem of coral reefs around the world from the comforts of home!
About the Author
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. 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