Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sea Creatures: In Their Own Words #1

Sea Creatures: In Their Own Words #1
author: Christophe Cazenove
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.25
book published: 2013
rating: 4
read at: 2017/03/05
date added: 2017/03/05
shelves: children-s, graphic-novels
'Sea Creatures: Reef Madness #1' by Christophe Cazenove with art by Thierry Jytery and translation by Nanette McGuinness is a fun way to learn about the creatures that live in our oceans.

The book starts with a chart showing the different levels of species endangerment. This needs to be referred to during the book because I couldn't remember what "NE" meant (although near extinction is one of the easier ones). Each page is a comic story about a creature or series of creatures. There are stories about jellyfish and sharks and whales and all kinds of other fish and creatures. The focus is on learning, but the creatures make wisecracks and the art tends towards cartoonish as you would expect with talking fish.

Of course, the most dangerous creature in the ocean is man. There are also large parts of the ocean that are unexplored. Those are a couple of the more obvious lessons, but I didn't feel like the book was overly preachy or even felt like a textbook. Instead, it's a fun way to learn about the subject.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Papercutz and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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