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Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas

By Penny Chisholm   and Molly Bang   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545273220 Hardcover
48 Pages | 9.33" x 11.13" | Ages 4 to 8

Acclaimed Caldecott artist Molly Bang paints a stunning, sweeping view of our ever-changing oceans.

In this timely book, award-winner Molly Bang uses her signature poetic language and dazzling illustrations to introduce the oceanic world. From tiny aquatic plants to the biggest whale or fish, Bang presents a moving, living picture of the miraculous balance sustaining each life cycle and food chain deep within our wondrous oceans.

On land or in the deep blue sea, we are all connected, and we are all a part of a grand living landscape. Packed with clear, simple science, this informative, joyous book will help children understand and celebrate the astonishing role our oceans play in human life.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Ocean Sunlight

A Booklist Editor's Choice & Top 10 Book for Youth
A Kirkus Best Children’s Book Title

"An awe-inspiring lesson in photosynthesis goes under the sea...Readers will want to visit more than once to capture both the science and the abundant sense of celebration here." Kirkus, starred review

"Best used in conjunction with the previous volumes, this ambitious, beautifully illustrated book offers information seldom covered in science books for young children." Booklist, starred review

"As she did in Living Sunlight and My Light...Bang creates dimension and visual drama with her use of gold, blues, and black, forming an ethereal habitat for phytoplankton, jellyfish, and bioluminescent creatures." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[A] fresh perspective to the topic of food chains...the authors employ clear and age-appropriate explanations, well-chosen text and visual analogies, and a series of rhetorical questions to excellent effect." Horn Book