Tuesday, August 28, 2018

RHYTHM OF THE REEF adapted by Lisa Charlesworth. Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.  ISBN 978-132885278-6 pbk. $4.99   Ages 3-5   E PIC

Jim Henson's Splash and Bubbles series is based on a television series created by John Tartaglia.  This book and SHARK SURPRISE are stories about the adventures of a group of fish friends.  Both books include "Fin Facts" about the guest characters - a shark and an octopus - adding a bit of science to the reading experience.  These books also feature stickers on the last page and a foldout ocean scene for readers to create their own story.

MY COLORFUL REEF and SO MANY SEA CREATURES! are board books with the same characters and a gimmick of their own.  Crinkly cloth fish tails are incorporated into the book binding to appeal to toddlers, along with short stories that highlight colors and numbers.

DIVE IN, LEND A FIN! completes the series with another board book that talks about ocean conservation, at a very basic level.  Half of the pages have plastic panels that layer together to make the illustrations into an adventure of discovery.  Adults and children will both love these books that add activity to the reading environment.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI  49855

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