Down, Down, Down: A Journey To The Bottom Of The Sea: Hurricane Katrina And New Orleans by Steve JenkinsDown, Down, Down: A Journey To The Bottom Of The Sea: Hurricane Katrina And New Orleans by Steve Jenkins

Down, Down, Down: A Journey To The Bottom Of The Sea: Hurricane Katrina And New Orleans

bySteve JenkinsIllustratorSteve Jenkins

Paperback | April 5, 2016

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Journey to the bottom of the sea in this stunning ocean-themed picture book from Caldecott Honor winner Steve Jenkins in paperback.Half the earth's surface is covered by water more than a mile deep, but most of this watery world is a mystery to us. In fact, more people have stood on the surface of the moon than have visited the deepest spot in the ocean. Come along as we travel down, down, down, from the surface to the bottom of the sea. Along the way you can see jellyfish that flash like a neon sign, creatures with teeth so big, they can't close their mouths, and even a squid as long as a bus, which battles to the death with a sperm whale, the largest predator on earth. It'll be a journey you won't soon forget! Award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins delivers another masterful collection of fascinating facts and amazing art.
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and i...
Title:Down, Down, Down: A Journey To The Bottom Of The Sea: Hurricane Katrina And New OrleansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.13 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544709519

ISBN - 13:9780544709515


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic book for all ages I wish this had been around when I was a kid! Being a kid at heart, I still love it. The illustrations are wonderful, as is the story. With each page, you descend further down into the depths of the ocean, encountering evermore fascinating creatures. It's written at around a middle school level, but could be enjoyed by younger children (the illustrations aren't scary.) An absolutely fabulous book, very highly recommended!
Date published: 2018-08-07

Editorial Reviews

In this plunge into the deep, Jenkins displays his usual keen awareness of what is fascinating about biology and imparts it without sensationalism-the facts speak for themselves . . Sophisticated cut- and torn-paper collage-work fit the alien qualities of the subjects well; it's equally at home capturing the tiered needlepoints of lizardfish teeth as it isdelivering an impressive and illuminating display of bioluminescence." - Booklist "Browsers will be delighted by the variety of species, shown in their appropriate colors although not to scale. Backmatter provides some information about the animals pictured, including sizes compared to a human body or hand, although the bibliography does not seem to include the sources used for those facts. Once again, Jenkins provides an almost irresistible entry into our natural world for the youngest readers." - Kirkus Reviews "Jenkins takes his signature collage to the oceans, sinking readers from the surface of the Pacific Ocean down nearly 11,000 meters to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. His style works well here: with passage into each zone (from the surface to the sunlit zone to the twilight zone, etc.), the blue backgrounds shade darker and murkier, which allows the intricate cut-paper animal illustrations to pop." - Horn Book "Depicted in Jenkins's signature handsome collages, the denizens of each level swim against ever-darkening backgrounds ranging from sunny blue to deepest black . . . The bold views tend to emphasize the weirdness of these little-known species, but the repeated message that humans have much to explore and learn in the deeper ocean is intriguing and inviting." - School Library Journal "Through the almost magical use of cut paper, Jenkins takes the reader on a voyage from the surface to the sunlit shallows to the very bottom of the sea." - New York Times Book Review "A must for any geography or natural history collection, this will be a great preparation for an aquarium visit or any discussion of ecology. More than that, however, it manages to convey the fact that most of our world is very, very different from what we experience, and that there may be nothing so strange and wonderful as our own planetary home." - The Bulletin, starred review "