Jenkins, Steve. Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin, 2009. ISBN 9780618966363. $17.00. 40 p.
Reviewer: Ruth-Anne Brown
Reading Level: Preschool, Primary
Genre: Picture books; Informational books;
Subject: Marine animals--Juvenile fiction; Deep-sea animals--Juvenile fiction; Books--Reviews;
If you were at the deepest part of the sea, there would be seven miles of water over your head. This cool fact is one of many found in Jenkins’ latest picture book about the ocean and the creatures that live in it. The book begins by showing the vastness of the earth's water from an outer space view. In comparison, it concludes with a close up look at the bottom of the deep ocean floor, which can only be described as a layer of "ooze." Jenkins includes information about animals, from the world's largest fish, the whale shark, to small krill that travel in schools called swarms. Deep sea shrimp living in the pitch black
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