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At the Sea Floor Café: Odd Ocean Critter Poems

Leslie Bulion

Celebrate sea creatures and their fare in this award-winning volume of witty science poetry!

What's on the menu for undersea creatures? Leslie 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.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Mar 1st, 2016
  • Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.10in - 5.40in - 0.20in - 0.20lb
  • EAN: 9781561459209
  • Recommended age: 08-12
  • Categories: Science & Nature - Environmental Science & EcosystemsScience & Nature - Environmental Conservation & ProtectionAnimals - Insects, Spiders, etc.

About the Author

Leslie Bulion has graduate degrees in oceanography and social work. She has written parenting and education articles and is the author of several children's science-related poetry books and novels. When she's not writing, she enjoys exploring nature with her binoculars, hand lens, and camera; collecting specimens to examine under her microscope; or going SCUBA diving and or kayaking. Leslie lives in Connecticut.

Leslie Evans graduated with a degree in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and has worked as a designer and illustrator for many years. She has illustrated many children's books. She lives in Massachusetts.

Praise for this book

"Beguiling lines should spark readers' interest in poetry and marine biology alike" --Publishers Weekly

"The attractive design features appealing colors and block-print illustration" --School Library Journal

"This gathering of humorous poetry and fascinating facts should be welcomed as a companion to Bulion and Evans' previous collaboration, Hey There, Stink Bug! (2006) --even the surprise among the school of krill on the endpapers will make readers smile."--Kirkus Reviews