The Great Barrier Reef

Flying Eye. Jun. 2022. 88p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781838749842.
Gr 3-5–A lot of information is contained within the pages of this beautiful, brightly illustrated look at the Great Barrier Reef. There are five main sections: “On the Reef,” “Reef Dwellers,” “Neighbors of the Reef,” “A Human Habitat,” and “A New Dawn.” Readers learn about the origin of the reef and the dangers it currently faces from climate change. Scales also covers in fascinating detail the many animals and plants that call reef home, and the scientists and ecologists who are studying or actively helping the reef. There are British spellings and vocabulary, reflecting the book’s origins; a glossary of bolded words appears in the back matter. Captivating illustrations highlight and enhance the text.
VERDICT A very good book for beefing up the coral reef section, or for niche projects on climate change.

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