Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas by Penny ChisholmOcean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas by Penny Chisholm

Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas

byPenny Chisholm, Molly BangIllustratorMolly Bang

Hardcover | May 1, 2012

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Acclaimed Caldecott artist Molly Bang paints a stunning, sweeping view of our ever-changing oceans.

In this timely book, award-winner Molly Bang uses her signature poetic language and dazzling illustrations to introduce the oceanic world. From tiny aquatic plants to the biggest whale or fish, Bang presents a moving, living picture of the miraculous balance sustaining each life cycle and food chain deep within our wondrous oceans.

On land or in the deep blue sea, we are all connected-and we are all a part of a grand living landscape. Packed with clear, simple science, this informative, joyous book will help children understand and celebrate the astonishing role our oceans play in human life.

Penny Chisholm is a professor at MIT, where she has been teaching biology and environmental science ecology for more than thirty years. She and her students do research on phytoplankton-tiny plants that feed all life in the ocean. Her research was most recently awarded the Agassiz Medal of the National Academy of the Sciences. Molly...
Title:Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the SeasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11.13 × 9.35 × 0.36 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545273226

ISBN - 13:9780545273220


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Ocean SunlightA Booklist Editor's Choice & Top 10 Book for YouthA Kirkus Best Children?s Book Title* "An awe-inspiring lesson in photosynthesis goes under the sea...Readers will want to visit more than once to capture both the science and the abundant sense of celebration here." -Kirkus, starred review* "Best used in conjunction with the previous volumes, this ambitious, beautifully illustrated book offers information seldom covered in science books for young children." -Booklist, starred review* "As she did in Living Sunlight and My Light...Bang creates dimension and visual drama with her use of gold, blues, and black, forming an ethereal habitat for phytoplankton, jellyfish, and bioluminescent creatures." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"[A] fresh perspective to the topic of food chains...the authors employ clear and age-appropriate explanations, well-chosen text and visual analogies, and a series of rhetorical questions to excellent effect." -Horn Book