At the Sea Floor Café
Odd Ocean Critter Poems
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Author Leslie Bulion teams with illustrator Leslie Evans to celebrate sea creatures and their fare in this award-winning volume of witty science poetry. A teacher favorite
"Beguiling lines should spark readers' interest in poetry and marine biology alike." ―Publishers Weekly
What's on the menu for undersea creatures? Bulion's clever collection of poems describes the devious and surprising methods ocean denizens use to forage for food, capture prey, and trick predators. Poems bobble and swim effortlessly from page to page, leading readers from the snail shell home of the jeweled anemone crab to a raft of violet snails hanging upside down in their bubble houses.
The book also features rich back matter, including science notes with details about each animal's behavior, a glossary, and poetry notes explaining the types and forms of poems that appear on each spread. Leslie Evans's striking linoleum prints round out this title, which is perfect for cross-curricular learning.
Parents' Choice Recommended Award ―Parents' Choice Foundation
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children's Book Council
Best Children's Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
Eureka Gold Nonfiction Children's Book Award ―California Reading Association
Young Adult Top Forty ―Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
Also by Leslie Bulion:
Leaf Litter Critters
Random Body Parts
Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561455652, 45pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2011