Written by Leslie Bulion
Illustrated by Leslie Evans
The invitation is issued: “Let’s visit a habitat shallow and deep.” With that, this book takes off to help the reader learn about many ocean dwellers. The author chose many unique species, making this an even more fascinating book. Numerous sidebars help to make it a truly educational book.
patient reef shark waits
a cleaner wrasse dances in –
what’s for breakfast?
Within the pages, kids read about creatures as diverse as convict fish, bottlenose dolphins who us sponges as tools, sea spiders, krill, broody squid, and Osedax worms. Meanwhile, the author uses a large variety of poetry forms: kyrielle, haiku, cinquain, limerick, pantoum, etc.
Illustrations are linoleum block prints, realistically hand colored, providing a great background for the text.
This book could easily be included in a science class, a unit on poetry, an art class, or a cross-curriculum unit. Fourth graders should be able to handle the language and most of the science.
- Title: At the Sea Floor Café: Odd Ocean Critter Poems
- Author: Leslie Bulion
- Illustrator: Leslie Evans
- Published: Peachtree Publishers, 2016
- Reviewer: Sue Poduska
- Format: Paperback, 48 pages
- Grade Level: 4 to 7
- Genre: Fiction, Nature, Poetry
- ISBN: 978-1-56145-920-9
- Extras: Glossary, Poetry Notes, Websites to Explore, Books You Might Enjoy