Editorial Review

The World of Ocean Animals - Reviewed by School Library Journal

Cover: The World of Ocean Animals

General information, fun facts, and well-chosen photos introduce animals from ocean habitats. A few sentences per page describe physical characteristics, usually in relation to how those affect behaviors. The beluga’s coloring and neck flexibility, for example, are described in terms of how these features aid its survival (Beluga Whales). Feeding habits, predators, and birth are also covered. Photographs support the facts effectively, showing the animals in their ocean environments, with well-chosen close-ups and useful captions. All images are full page or larger. Other useful visuals include a diagram identifying key body parts and a range map. Varieties within a family are noted in the text when needed in Sea Lions, Dolphins, and Manatees; several books encompass just a single species respectively. VERDICT Excellent introductions to marine creatures.

Products Reviewed

Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: The World of Ocean Animals The World of Ocean Animals (18 titles) New! Spring 2022
Cover: Beluga Whales Beluga Whales New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: Dolphins Dolphins New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: Harp Seals Harp Seals New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: Manatees Manatees New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: Narwhals Narwhals New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: Orcas Orcas New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: Polar Bears Polar Bears New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: Sea Lions Sea Lions New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: Sea Otters Sea Otters New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: Walruses Walruses New! Fall 2021 I
Cover: The World of Ocean Animals The World of Ocean Animals (18 titles) New! Fall 2021 I

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