A Journey Under the Sea

HarperCollins/Clarion. Oct. 2022. 56p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780358677864.
K-Gr 3–From Foster, creator of the award-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher, and Frylinck, his dive partner, this is a beautiful close-up look at the world beneath the sea. Stunning underwater photographs allow readers to experience the wonder of sea creatures that few will see firsthand. The work reveals hidden treasures such as a view of a pyjama shark’s eye that looks like “an alien galaxy blazing in the deepest reaches of space.” The narrative is designed as a personal journey into the sea with poetic descriptions (“you will find yourself in a forest of liquid light” and an octopus “waves her arms and shimmers and twinkles her skin”). Back matter describes the environment and creatures from each page and reveal fascinating facts.
VERDICT Far more than an informational nature book, this is a powerful expression of love and respect for the ocean and the magnificent creatures that live in its waters. Highly recommended.

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