The Ocean Is... (Hardcover)

By Kathleen W. Kranking, Norbert Wu (Photographer)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805070972, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2003



Dive into this lushly photographed book and discover all the things the ocean can be!

"Salt and surf and sand and waves,
The ocean’s these and more . . . "

To the animals that live there, the ocean is much more than a huge blue body of water. For frisky sea lions, it is a fun-filled playground. For toothy sharks, it is a dentist’s office. And for hungry otters, it’s a cafeteria that serves their favorite food—shellfish.

These playful verses and stunning photographs will take you on an exhilarating underwater tour. Jump in!

About the Author

Kathleen W. Kranking, a former editor for" Ranger Rick" magazine, writes articles for "National Geographic World," "Ranger Rick," and other children's magazines. The author of two books for children, she lives near San Francisco with her husband and two daughters.

Norbert Wu is an independent photographer and filmmaker who specializes in marine issues. He has taken photos in nearly every conceivable underwater locale and is the recipient of National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Grants and a Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship, the world's only prize dedicated to marine conservation. The author of several books, including "Fish Faces," Mr. Wu lives near Monterey, California.