Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book Review: Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed The Seas

A recent picture book addition to our library's collection of children's books shows the sustaining force behind the life cycle found within our oceans.  Authored and illustrated by Caldecott-award winning illustrator Molly Bangs and co-authored by award-winning M.I.T. professor and leading expert on ocean science, Penny Chisholm; Ocean Sunlight does not disappoint with its beautiful illustrations and clear, simple science.  Booklist's starred review exclaims "If a good picture book does what it sets out to do, a great one sets out to do something huge and succeeds" and concludes it's "an outstanding book to read and absorb."

We hope you'll take an opportunity to check it out and share it with any young readers who might appreciate it.

For further information on the book and other titles on "oceans":
Wisconsin's Water Library's Book Suggestions for Kids: Oceans
Molly Bang's website provides a great "About the Story" summary
If you are a Wisconsin resident and would like to check out this or any other book, please fill out our book request form. If you are a UW student, faculty or staff, please request books through the Library Catalog