NSTA - Martha Svatek
"The lives of fascinating sea animals will engage young readers. In this series of sturdy, colorful, paperback, "read-and-earn" books, students explore facts about dolphins, sharks, seals, sea turtles, octopi, and jellies. How the animals behave, move, sleep, eat, and hunt are described in clear, informative prose. A colorful photograph supports a few lines of text on each page, making the books accessible to even reluctant readers.
The octopus is a mollusk, like the clam and snail, yet it shows surprisingly advanced adaptations to its habitat. The close-up photography of this animal will provide readers with the opportunity to visualize how it lives in its deep-water environment. Words written in bold are found in the glossary, and a "body map" in each book provides a valuable introduction to the similarities and different adaptations of each sea animal. As a set, the series can provide individuals or groups with content to understand biodiversity. Learning about life in the sea will be a rich and rewarding experience using these books. –Martha Svatek NSTA Website Posted 9/29/2010" - NSTA