The Fantastic Undersea Life Of Jacques Cousteau by Dan YaccarinoThe Fantastic Undersea Life Of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino

The Fantastic Undersea Life Of Jacques Cousteau

byDan Yaccarino

Paperback | May 8, 2012

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Jacques Cousteau was the world’s ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people’s living rooms. Now, in this exciting picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces young readers to the man behind the snorkel.

From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under the ocean’s waves, Cousteau was hooked. And so he set sail aboard the Calypso to see the sea. He and his team of scientists invented diving equipment and waterproof cameras. They made films and televisions shows and wrote books so they could share what they learned. The oceans were a vast unexplored world, and Cousteau became our guide. And when he saw that pollution was taking its toll on the seas, Cousteau became our guide in how to protect the oceans as well.
DAN YACCARINO is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than 30 books to his credit. Dan is also the creator of the animated TV series Oswald and Willa's Wild Life. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Title:The Fantastic Undersea Life Of Jacques CousteauFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 12.06 × 9.06 × 0.13 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375844708

ISBN - 13:9780375844706


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative! I learned a lot about Jacques Cousteau reading this book. About his early life, some of his discoveries and his quest to protect the ocean. Beautiful illustrations. A great book!
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love it I got this book for my 5 year old son who loves to dive and we got hooked to Jacques Cousteau world. Book is age appropriate, it has nice illustrations, follows the explorations and work of Jacques Cousteau and has inspiring quotations. It brings child’s attention to sea life, explorations, nature conservation and sharing experiences and knowledge. It prompted us to get Cousteau’s DVDs and now we often use our favorite toy, Lego blocks, to build Calipso and its team and we “act” and “film” exploration missions. I find that it gave us a lot of inspiration for creative thinking and playing.
Date published: 2009-04-22

Editorial Reviews

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2009:“Cousteau’s enduring fascination with the sea comes through clearly, and can’t help sparking similar feelings in readers.” Review, The New York Times Book Review, May 10, 2009:"[A] timely gift to the children– and many parents–who are too young to know the adventures of Captain Cousteau and his ship, Calypso."Review, Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2009:"Yaccarino's illustrations remind us of all the mysterious undersea beauty Cousteau introduced to so many."Review, San Francisco Chronicle, April 26, 2009:"With a deft hand, Yaccarino lays the foundation for an extraordinary life."Review, The Boston Globe, March 22, 2009:"Exquisitely written and well-researched."Review, School Library Journal, March 2009:"Yaccarino deftly provides information about important events in Cousteau’s life while conveying the excitement and wonder that the ocean explorer experienced."