Dive In: Swim With Sea Creatures at Their Actual Size

Holiday House. Apr. 2020. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780823443352.
Gr 2-5–Replete with information and vibrant images, Munro’s newest nonfiction picture book is beautiful. Sharing the diversity of life found in coral reefs, the book showcases everything from trumpetfish to sea stars to eels, all drawn at the creatures’ actual sizes. This thoughtfully crafted book will be an excellent resource for an ocean or coral reef unit. The references and additional information found in the glossary offer readers and teachers multiple ways to continue the learning that this book will spark. With a diagram to orient readers to the creatures illustrated and a map of coral reefs around the world, the reading experience feels like a trip to an aquarium (or, better yet, to a reef).
VERDICT A useful addition to classroom and library collections on ocean life and conservation. Purchase where rich informational picture books are in demand.

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