Thursday, November 6, 2014

Picture Book Month Day 6: Ocean

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative 
that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. 
Visit the Picture Book Month website 
Picture Book Month Day 6 theme:Ocean
View the calendar here


Take a PEEK inside Down, Down, Down

“More humans have walked on the moon than have visited the deepest spot in the sea.” pg.1
This beautifully detailed picture book begins with a view from outer space looking down on our blue planet home and allowing us to imagine ourselves as part of a deep sea diving team traveling down through the deepest depths of an ocean world. Readers are introduced to three zones of the western Pacific Ocean and the life that lives within them. With every page turn, the background colors deepen to darker colors just as light struggles to reach the deeper depths of each zone. The deeper the depths, the more beautifully terrifying creatures lurk within a world hidden from human eyes.

Visit the creator of Down, Down, Down -Steve Jenkins

author & Illustrator Steve Jenkins biography

diagramWeaveFish_small.jpgOcean Literature connections-activities, books, kid friendly web sites:

Ocean animals printables
Origami sea creatures activities

Quick and easy project: Weave a Fish

Interactive activities:

Visit Cousteau Kids for ocean adventure activities. (Cousteau Kids Online)

Visit Ocean Life for Kids Interactive ocean life learning activities 

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