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Science Comics: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean Paperback – Illustrated, March 29, 2016
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Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!
This volume: in Coral Reefs, we learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Maris Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.
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Learn why coral reefs are so important!
Hello! I'd like to introduce you to my habitat. The Coral Reef.
Is coral a plant or an animal? I think the answer will surprise you.
There's so much to learn about these tiny, adorable sea animals.
Praise for the Science Comics series:
"This series―written by a handful of authors―seems determined to offer a useful introduction to anything a curious grade-school student might wonder about. The insight behind these books is a powerful one. So much information about the world around us is actually better conveyed visually, through charts, illustrations, and sequential panels, than purely using words." ―New York Times
"Like having a Time Life Science Library in comic books. Which is awesome!" ―Popular Science
Praise for Science Comics: Coral Reefs:
"Author and illustrator Wicks’s experience shines through with accurate facts and appealing, colorful drawings."
―School Library Journal
About the Author
- Publisher : First Second; Illustrated edition (March 29, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1626721459
- ISBN-13 : 978-1626721456
- Reading age : 9 - 13 years
- Lexile measure : GN890L
- Grade level : 4 - 6
- Item Weight : 9.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.3 x 8.4 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #105,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After reading Coral Reefs, she asked me "What animal does not have a head?" and told me it is "Coral". She told me that they eat with their center point. And she talked about Sea Pans or Sea Whips, sea pens, sea anemones, and sea jellies. I have to refer to the book when writing this review to be honest but she can just introduce them to me as if they were her friends. Kids have very good memories but they never want to use them on things they feel boring. But Maris Wicks is such a good writer and illustrator who has made science a really interesting topic. And because of her, we got almost all Science Comics series, but her books are still the best.
The book was a fun read and I learned a lot about coral reefs.
They appreciate the pictures and jokes. I think it’s best for the 8 and up crew since I’m often explaining word definitions.