Professor Astro Cat’s Deep Sea Voyage

Flying Eye. Apr. 2020. 64p. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781912497898.
Gr 2-5–In this oversize informational picture book, readers explore the many parts of the sea. Each spread spotlights a different scene of exploration. Colorful illustrations support the text, which is organized in short sections rather than multiple paragraphs. Professor Astro Cat and friends often break the fourth wall and ask questions about the text and illustrations. Glossary words are printed in boldface and the “did you know?” sections feature facts that beg to be shared with others. The end of this aquatic journey educates readers about human actions that are a threat to the ocean but also offers methods to practice ocean conservation (recycling, sustainable eating, reducing one’s carbon footprint). A full glossary and an index are included in the back matter.
VERDICT This STEM-focused adventure is perfect for readers who love the “Who Would Win?” series and animal fact books by Steve Jenkins.

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