Thursday, August 8, 2019

Review - I See Sea Food

I See Sea Food
by Jenna Grodzicki
Date: 2019
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book non-fiction
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

Meet some of the wackiest creatures under the sea--creatures that look like food--through eye-catching photos and engaging text. This funny, informative book introduces readers to the egg yolk jellyfish, the lettuce sea slug, the chocolate chip sea star, and many more! Accessible text and engaging photos make this a very fun read.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is a really cool book about all the yummy-looking creatures that live in the sea. Now, I'm not talking about fried fish and grilled prawns. I'm talking about some weird and wonderful creatures that just happen to look like different foods that one might find on land. There's a sea slug that looks like lettuce, a jellyfish that looks like cauliflower, and even a sea star that looks like it's studded with chocolate chips!

The book makes excellent use of stock photos for its illustrations. For each creature, there's a nice picture, a little write-up, and a box full of stats and interesting facts.

Kids who are interested in marine biology are going to love this, but it might have appeal to curious kids in general. I quite enjoyed it, even at my age. (Is it wrong that I find it hilarious that sea apples breathe through their butts?)

Thank you to NetGalley and Millbrook Press for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 5/5

Enjoyment: 5/5

Overall: 4.5 out of 5

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