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At The Sea Floor Cafe: Odd Ocean Critter Poems (2011)

by Unknown(Favorite Author)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 1
1561455652 (ISBN13: 9781561455652)
Peachtree Publishers
review 1: This is a poetry book. This book introduces a lot of ocean animals such as fish food, crab, dolphin, sea spider, narwhales, shrimp, squid and whiles etc. In the poem a lot of details are explained about the ocean, for example, how the animals feed and live, how they are feeding and how they to reproduce their next generation. In brief, sea animals are beneficial for each other. This book is really interesting, the author uses very vivid words to compose the poems. By doing so, it lets the ocean knowledge easily to understand. These poems still include very hard words and very complicated knowledge. So, it would not be suitable for young kids. I suggest it would be suitable for kids of Grade 6 or above this level to read it because there are a lot of scientific information... more in these books. The background colors of the book are blue and deep blue, suggesting people’ peaceful emotion. For example, when the writers describe the deep ocean, the background color becomes dark blue. In each page, the author puts different animal pictures there to help readers know each of them. So, this is really a good book.
review 2: I heard Leslie Bulion present this book at TLA last year, and immediately I was intrigued. There are 18 poems about some of the most interesting inhabitants of the sea, such as: Osedax the bone-eating worm or the octopus that mimics a coconut (check it out on YouTube). I used this book last year at a summer program for elementary students, and they loved the content and the variety of poetic styles - limerick, haiku, Spenserian! The hand-drawn illustrations help identify the unusual attributes of each of the different critters, and the title lends itself to interesting discussions because most of the poems include their bizarre dining habits. There is a helpful glossary for the science terms, a section on the composition of the poetry, and a list of helpful websites and suggested books. Although this is a small book in size, it is a fun and informative read aloud and a good way to get students headed to the books on poetry or sea life. 2nd + less
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Sea creatures lives are revealed in poems...both humorous and informational. Useful for all ages.
I read several poems and was not impressed and did not have the desire to read more.
Poetry plus nonfiction plus notes about all the poetic forms used.
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