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The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau Hardcover – March 24, 2009
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If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.
The art is reminiscent of illustrations from the 60s and very pleasant. We read this aloud and some of the facts of his life listed on the last page. We also found plenty on You Tube including longer films of his adventures on his ship, the Calypso.
There is so much for me to like about this book, which the book jacket just does not convey. Opening this book is like looking at the ocean floor while snorkeling around a coral reef. The size of the book is tall and oversized which helps show off the wonderful watercolor pictures inside. The contrasting colored text inside is easy to read and has a lot of interesting facts which tells about his life without being bogged down by boring particulars that children don’t really care about. We learn about his life as a child, his hardships and how he never gave up. We learn about what he saw under the sea, his inventions, and some fun adventures that he had. At the end of the book we are given a list of important events in his life and a list of resources we could use to find more information about his life. I highly recommend this book. I recommend it so much; I am going to buy my own copy of it since this was a library book that I had checked out.
The illustrations were fun and cartoonish. I didn't like the colors the Yaccarino used for the water at first, every color except ocean blue, I think, but the colors grew on me, and I grew to love them.
I was very surprised how much the children liked this book and how much they were interested in this man's life.
The book also included a table of Cousteau's life and sources for further study.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for kids and an interesting read for adults with fantastic pictures.Published 4 days ago by B. Conner
My grandson loves the book. At 3 years old he wanted a book about a 'diver man'. Nice to find not one but 2 books about Jacques Cousteau suitable for his age.Published 6 months ago by Mrs.Susan Spedding
Beautifully written and informative. Supported my students learning. Excellent! Highly recommend this book.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book. My son is still a bit to young to read it, but he already enjoys the pictures very much. We've had some conversations about it and it's helped us work on our swimming. Read morePublished 7 months ago by XanderCrews
I purchased this for my 8-year old for a school project. The books is beautifully illustrated but the content was too young for him--not enough. Read morePublished 14 months ago by C. Mortali
I have read this book and it is amazingly fun.
I should get this book if I were you. Really good book
My nine year old really liked this book, because the pictures were amazing, it was easy to read and it was educational. This was her first biography.Published 16 months ago by Sarah Wilson