Ocean Soup

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Ocean Soup

Tide-Pool Poems

By Stephen R. Swinburne; Mary Peterson (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580892001, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010


Dive in for a taste of tide pool soup!

When the tide goes out, a briny soup is trapped among the rocks. Playful poems introduce readers to ten salty tide-pool creatures--from a self-satisfied anemone that brags about its home to barnacles that perform a rap about their feeding technique. The poems are brought to life by Mary Peterson's lighthearted illustrations.

A secondary layer of factual text introduces children to the creatures that inhabit North American tide pools.

About the Author
STEPHEN SWINBURNE is the author of numerous children's books about nature, including Safe, Warm, and Snug, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, and Once a Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf, with photographs by Jim Brandenburg. A lifelong naturalist, he lives in South Londonderry, Vermont.

Mary Peterson is the illustrator of Cat on Wheels (Boyds Mills) and No Time to Nap! (Heyday). She lives in Los Angeles, California.