Sunday, February 12, 2017

Book Review: Giant Squid

GIANT SQUID by Candace Fleming dives into the life of this marine animal and its habitat.
Recipient of the 2017 Robert F. Sibert Honor Medal for informational books, this beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of this often overlooked sea creature. Fleming brings this mysterious animal to life through short, descriptive sentences and phrases, while Rohmann’s illustrations remind readers of the immense size of this ocean dweller.
The author masterfully weaves factual information into the compelling story. The picture book concludes with a labelled diagram of a giant squid along with additional background information and resources.
Librarians will find this attractive picture book to be well-received by children who enjoy animals books. Book extensions can be downloaded from the author’s website.
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Published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan on September 27, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.