Friday, December 2, 2016

Marine Superstars (Animal Bests) by John Farndon -OPTIONAL

Farndon, John Marine Superstars (Animal Bests)  32 pgs. (Hungry Tomato) Lerner, 2017. $8.00  NON-FICTION
In this book readers learn all about many sea creatures from otters to dolphins to crabs, including informative tidbits about a plethora of other creatures. Includes a combination of illustrations and photographs.
This is my favorite so far in this Hungry Tomato science grouping. The cover is incredibly unappealing and dated looking so I probably wouldn’t add this to my library. But inside it has a nice variety of illustrations, page colors, layouts, and photography. I enjoyed reading all the interesting facts. Still though, why bother with so many illustrations in an informational book when real life photos have so much more appeal to young readers.

EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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