Ocean Counting

Ocean Counting Cover

Ocean Counting

By Janet Lawler; Brian Skerry (Photographer)

National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9781426311161, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

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 while discovering somemagnificent ocean animals.The marine life captured on each page portray familiarfavoritesalong with a few lesser-known, but still amazing, animals. Lyrical text about each creature isboth lively and thought-provoking. "Did You Know" factsaccompanyeach spread to add both fun andfascinatingtidbitsabout each creature.Fact boxes in the back of the book include information about the animals' homes, sizes, diets, predators, and babies.The book ends withan interactive map anda brief and inspirational note from National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry.A glossary helps kids expand their vocabulary, and a list of books and websites for further reading help jump-start more discovery.

About the Author
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."

Praise For Ocean Counting

Selected as a 2014 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council