City Fish, Country Fish by Mary M. Cerullo

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Some people live in the country, close to the land, where they enjoy peace and quiet. Others live in high-rise apartments in the city and love the hustle and bustle of crowds and nonstop activity, both day and night. In the ocean, too, there are places that have some of the characteristics of the country or of the city. Like the classic tale of The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, there are advantages and disadvantages to each habitat.

We’ll compare how the fishes that live in tropical seas (the city) and those that swim through cold oceans (the country) meet the challenges and opportunities of their own ecosystems. We will examine how color, shape, and size, as well as behaviors and adaptations, help them survive in their particular habitat. We'll explore characteristics that make them different, as well as things that make them the same.

About Mary M. Cerullo

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Mary M. Cerullo is the associate director of Friends of Casco Bay, an environmental group in Maine. She has written several nonfiction books for children. Jeffrey L. Rotman is a world-renowned underwater photographer whose work has appeared in many magazines and books for all ages. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.
Published May 1, 2012 by Tilbury House Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The familiar contrast between city and country is used to compare the teeming, colorful and diverse world of tropical fishes with the more uniformly colored, less varied and less crowded cold-water world.

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