NONFICTION

I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food

Millbrook. Oct. 2019. 32p. further reading. glossary. photos. Tr $27.99. ISBN 9781541554634.
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Gr 1-3–Grodzicki explores sea life that resembles common foods. An introduction explains that some creatures have useful features that cause them to look like “their tasty twins.” Each of the following pages contains photographs and explains the traits that gave each animal its name and the purpose of these traits. Readers will also learn about the creature’s other nicknames, species name, size, habitat, and predators and one fun fact. The large, colorful photos; the simple layout; and brief information are the book’s strengths. Unfortunately, the animals don’t resemble their food look-alikes enough to wow young readers and the information is not thorough enough for older readers.
VERDICT A beautiful book that lacks a distinct purpose or audience.

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