From shore to suburb, the ocean connects all of us in unexpected ways—through the weather, our water, our food sources, and more! In their signature informative and child-friendly style, the award-winning creators of A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars explore how the ocean affects everyone—no matter where they live—and how everyone affects the ocean. Fans of Jess Keating’s Shark Lady and Kate Messner’s The Brilliant Deep will be hooked.
Did you know that oceans cover 71 percent of our planet and contain 97 percent of the Earth’s water? That seven out of every ten breaths you take contains oxygen that comes from oceanic plant life? No matter how far from the ocean you live, it is part of your life, every single day. And you are part of the ocean’s life, too. Every time you flush the toilet or throw something away, you might be sending it to the ocean—and every time you do a good deed, such as picking up litter or recycling, you are helping the ocean!
Acclaimed creators Seth Fishman and Isabel Greenberg explore how the Earth’s five oceans affect daily life for everyone on the planet, presenting surprising information about the ocean ecosystem in a fun, accessible story. Isabel Greenberg’s vibrant illustrations are the ideal match to Seth Fishman’s engaging, playful text. Perfect for curious kids and classroom learning.
Includes backmatter about the water cycle and ocean ecosystem.