Hole in the Bottom of the Sea by Christine Lavin

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A hopeful tale and song inspired by the Gulf Oil tragedy, this book shows how clean energy can help save wildlife and power our world without harm to the environment. Includes music CD. How ironic that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began on EARTH Day 2010. Using a traditional tune with all-new lyrics, Christine Lavin has created a simple yet powerful message that will have children feeling for the plight of our wildlife while at the same time, giving them ideas on how to make the world a cleaner and safer place. The book has already garnered high praise from Kirkus: If the future of our planet is in the hands of our children, then reading them books like this one might be a wise idea...Franco Feeney's thoughtfully detailed illustrations of oil-slicked sea critters will tug at young readers' heartstrings. Experts from the fields of environmental science, wildlife rehabilitation, education, marine biology, renewable energy and earth science all contributed to the science-filled appendix.

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Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist from New York and performs concerts all over the US, Canada and points beyond. She also writes freelance for various publications including the Washington Post, Performing Songwriter Magazine and Delta Sky magazine. The book The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet, written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, includes the complete lyrics to Christine's song “Planet X,” which details Pluto's history and planetary-status debate in rhyme. Her latest book project, Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-Wha?? is available in paperback, Kindle, iPad and audiobook formats.Betsy Franco Feeney is an award-winning illustrator working in commercial art for over twenty-five years. She has illustrated nine children's books and her work has been described as “meticulously detailed with rare humor and imagination” Kirkus Reviews. Puddle Jump Press published Betsy's first collaboration with Christine Lavin, the picturebook Amoeba Hop. The American Association for the Advancement of Science named Amoeba Hop a recipient of their award, “Best Children's Science Books.” Hole in the Bottom of the Sea is Christine and Betsy's second book together and has already caught the eye of scientists and teachers who see it as a valuable tool to help save our planet by reaching the children of today and tomorrow.
Published March 14, 2012 by Puddle Jump Press. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Reminiscent of catchy classroom tunes like “The Green Grass Grows All Around,” Lavin’s song relies on repetitive rhythms and layering (“There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea / There’s a pipe in the hole in the bottom of the sea / There’s a crack in the pipe in the hole in the bottom of the sea”).

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