Handsome photos light up the pages of this well-designed introduction to jellyfish. It shows the variety of jellyfish in the sea, their special features and their unusual beauty. Photos.
From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-Gorgeous full-color underwater photos and a simple, readable text provide a fascinating introduction to some little-known and often unheralded marine organisms. Less detailed than Elizabeth Gowell's equally spectacular Sea Jellies (Watts, 1993; o.p.), George's informative narrative presents these gelatinous wanderers as mindless entities mostly at the mercy of tides and currents, opportunistic in their encounters with other marine food sources, and astonishing in their wide variety. For detailed data on reproduction or nematocysts, students will need to consult Gowell's title, but for novices meeting these insubstantial, fluid invertebrates for the first time, this colorful, attractive book will entice and inform.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Exceptionally handsome photographs light up the pages of this well-designed introduction to jellyfish. A few sentences or fragments, closely tied to the illustrations, appear on each spread. The words underscore the variety of jellyfish in the sea and point out their comparative...