Sunday, January 29, 2017

Giant Squid by Candace Fleming - ADVISABLE

Fleming, Candace Giant Squid, illustrated by Eric Rohmann. PICTURE BOOK NON-FICTION. MacMillan Publishers (Roaring Brook Press) 2016. $18.99. Content: G.  

The giant squid is probably the most illusive, mysterious creature on our planet. Living so deep in the ocean that they have never been studied in their natural habitat - in fact, a live giant squid had never been seen until about 6 years ago. However, scientists have been able to piece together quite a bit of information about them.  

Beautiful, full two-page spreads accompany poetic descriptions and questions about them - and even one fold out picture, stretching the picture to 4 pages!  Includes a line drawing identifying the giant squids parts, a bibliography, online and print sources, and a single page endnote with a lot of great information.  Perhaps one of our young readers will grow up to discover the answer to all of the questions in this book.  I sure hope so!  

EL (K-3), EL - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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