100 Questions About Oceans by Simon Abbott
Show me your mussels!
Simon Abbott's subject-specific trivia books are jam-packed with fascinating factoids.
100 Questions and About Oceans covers a wide range of ocean-related data including basic underwater geography and ecology, ecosystems, marine animal records, well-known marine biologists, historical shipwrecks, and protecting aquatic life.
Information is presented as a series of questions with corresponding answers, formatted in brief easy-to-read statements.
How does the goblin shark hunt in the dark?
Its snout is lined with natural sensors called ampulae, which detect weak electrical fields from living creatures. The shark simply tracks down its prey, open its retractable jaws, and ... chomp!
Bright colors fill the pages. Animalia have expressive faces with googly eyes and winsome smiles. Some scientific terms and animal species names appear in bold face type with the pronunciation in parenthesis.
Text is replete with puns that will delight young readers and probably elicit groans from adults.
This kid-friendly series is sure to be a hit with those who enjoy interesting and sometimes obscure informational tidbits.