Throughout our world's oceans live wild animals that swim, leap, and dive through the pages of this charming title. The photography in this book presents young readers with a foundation for learning basic counting skills. The marine life captured on each page portrays children's favorite animals along with lively and thought-provoking information about each creature. The book begins with an interactive map, as well as a brief and inspirational introduction from National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry. Fact boxes are scattered throughout the pages, which include information about all of the creatures' mannerisms, diets, and habitat. A glossary helps kids expand their vocabulary, and tips for how to get more information help jump-start further discovery.
Brian Skerry is an award-winning photojournalist who specializes in marine wildlife and their underwater environments. Since he began shooting for National Geographic in 1998 he has covered an extensive range of subjects and stories.
Janet Lawler is a children's book author from Connecticut. Her previous titles include If Kisses Were Colors, A Father's Song, A Mother's Song, Tyrannoclaus, and A Mama Bug's Love.