Way Down Below Deep, illustrated by David Sheldon/Pelican Publishing, 2014
Face a giant squid, look a fangtooth in its terrifying mouth, and meet a vampire squid that is not after blood. See tiny worms that munch on whale bones, and greet a grazing herd of sea cucumbers. The author has spun careful research into rollicking rhyme, and the illustrator has captured the mystery of this place and its creatures.
Daniel Kraus calls the information “consistently startling” and the illustrations “luminous….an eyeopening offering.”–Booklist
Debbie Glade says the book “introduces readers to a sector of animal science they may not have known about before. It shows them that we do not know all there is to know about our planet, and that there’s always more to learn and more species to discover. In addition to being wowed by the unusual sea creatures that live in such challenging environments, this book also teaches children about ecology and the ecosystem of our oceans. It opens the door to possibilities of exciting science careers down the road.”–www.smartbooksforsmartkids.com
Penny Parker Klostermann blogs, “Teeming with information, Nancy Raines Day’s clever rhymes transport readers to the extraordinary world at the bottom of the sea….Accompanied by stunning artwork, the strange depths of Earth’s oceans have never been closer and more inviting.”