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Pop-Up Sea Creatures

Pop-Up Sea Creatures

Sally Hewitt
Illustrator:  Chris Gilvan-Cartwright 
Novelty Book
For ages 4 to 7
Abrams, 2006   ISBN: 978-0810958777

Imagine that you going diving in the ocean. What kinds of creatures will you see as you swim by reefs and beds of waving sea grass? No doubt you will see plenty of fish, little shrimp, and crawling sea stars. In addition, and prepare yourself for this, you may see some very odd and even scary looking animals.

If you see a strange looking creature with a horse like head and long frond-like appendages floating by then you could be looking at a leafy sea dragon. If you see a fish covered with stripy spines hanging in the water in front of your noise then you will be looking at a lionfish.

This remarkable pop-up book introduces readers to six "Squirmy, scary, prickly creatures from the deep." With entertaining and descriptive poems for each creature and fabulous full color pop-ups on every double page spread, this is a title which young animal enthusiast will love. The large pop-up animals seem to leap right out of the book, and young readers may find themselves feeling a little in awe of what they see.