My Visit to the Aquarium by Aliki

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‘Children and adults of various ages, races, and physical abilities tour a public aquarium to look at many of the world's marine creatures. The language is almost lyrical…[and] the story is alive with color and action.''SLJ. ‘A versatile author at her best.… In the large, cheerful illustrations, action-filled spreads are varied with portrait vignettes, and underwater scenes with the visitors' enthusiastic responses.''K.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1994 (NSTA/CBC)
1993 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)
1996 Garden State (NJ) Children's Nonfiction Award

 

About Aliki

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Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published. A longtime resident of New York City, she now lives in London. Aliki's books for young readers include All by Myself!, Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils tell of Long Ago, How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Feet, My Five Senses, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.
 
Published August 20, 1993 by HarperColl. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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With his brother and sister, the narrator explores a full range of exhibits--coral reef, deep sea, river, tidal, etc.--lucidly describing what he sees and including plenty of concrete detail, well chosen to exemplify the variety and adaptations of aquatic life.

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PW called this companion to My Visit to the Aquarium ""a lively learning expedition."" Ages 4-up.

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The animals are rendered in varying degrees of detail: some are stunning likenesses (such as the lowland gorilla or orangutans), while others are stiff and less convincing (e.g., the cheetah or petting zoo animals).

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A-fish-ionados of big-city aquariums will recognize familiar watery environments within these splendidly illustrated pages.

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