Octopus Oyster Hermit Crab Snail by Sara Anderson
A Poem of the Sea

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Start at the tips of the foamy waves, where the sun glints off the water, and go down to the depths of the sea, where the eel's phosphorescence glows in the dark with otherworldly intensity. Below the waves, there are to be seen, among a myriad of living creatures, the octopus, the snail, and the angelfish. Deeper still are the whales, the lobsters, and the sticklebacks. Resting on the floor are barnacles, pompanos, and eels. Returning to the surface, there are still more magnificently depicted examples of sea lifeuntil the sunny beach and golden sand beckon.

A journey through the ocean is imaginatively plumbed in words and pictures. Informative, clear, and graphically lovely, readers of all ages who dive into this book will never look at the sea in quite the same way.


About Sara Anderson

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Sara Anderson is a talented designer and illustrator of children's books. She has also designed fabric, ceramics, and furniture for clients as diverse as MoMA and Crate and Barrel. The illustrator of Hey Diddle Diddle and Other Nursery Rhyme Favorites , Pu
Published September 1, 2005 by Handprint Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Anderson takes readers on an exhilarating ride from reef to deep sea to ebbing wave on the beach, portraying an intricate dance of sea life in stunning paper collages (or are they digital paintings?) and sinuous verse—“Slippery ripples / slide under the skate.

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