Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sea Slime by Ellen Prager and illustrated by Shennen Bersani

About the book:  Snails and sea slugs use Sea Slime. But, did you know that coral and clownfish need slime too? Marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce us to fascinating and bizarre animals that use slime to capture their food, protect themselves from harm, or even move from place to place in their underwater environment.
Review:  Violet Snails, Jellyfish, Sea Slugs, Clown fish and Parrotfish are a few of the underwater animals that are in this book. Eeuwy, gooey and under the sea slime, that is what this book is about! Sea Slime is what animals use to move about under the sea. This book has fantastic real life photography through out it. It is a gross way to learn more about under water animals and how they live.
The book is intended for young children as an introduction to the undersea world of critters and their lives. So detailed information is not necessarily provided. However, the author clearly brings to light, even in the darkness of the undersea world, that sea slime has a variety of purposes. It is used to protect and to offend. It helps critters float and move around - they slither and slide through their undersea environment.

In the "For Creative Minds" section at the back of the book the author has provided a true-false quiz about these slimy critters and more information about the and their sea habitats. There are even directions on how you can make your own sea slime. Won't Mom and Dad love that!

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Abordale Publishing (formerly Sylvan Dell Publishing) in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer and no compensation was received for this review.

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