Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Look Closer Sea Creatures: A Close-up look at a coral reef

Look Closer Sea Creatures: A Close-up look at a coral reef

Dorling Kindersley Publis Staff
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
DK, 2005   ISBN: 978-0756614317

Get ready, for in this book we are going to dive into the ocean to explore a coral reef. Soon we are going to see all kinds of fascinating, bizarre, and peculiar creatures. Some of them will be familiar for we have seen them in a pet aquarium or on a plate in a restaurant. Others will be unfamiliar and we will have the opportunity to learn all kinds of fascinating facts about them.

On every double page spread of this colorful and lavishly produced book, readers will find one kind of creature featured. In addition to the main text, the book’s creators have also provided readers with annotations for the photographs, a “did you know?” section, and a section which shows how big each animal is in real life. The animals described include seahorses, hermit crabs, lobsters, octopus, and giant clams.

Once again DK has produced a book that is beautiful to look, interesting, and highly informative. The publisher has included an index and a glossary in the back of the book.