Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life
Written and Illustrated by Jim Arnosky
Sterling Children's Books, 2013. 41 pages. Nonfiction.
The newest book from powerhouse nature author Jim Arnosky (Slither and Crawl) is another look at creatures in the wild. Arnosky's paintings are full of light, and accurately portray creatures found in shallow beaches or not far offshore. This book is part observation journal, part ocean wildlife guide, with Arnosky's text engaging the reader from the start. Kids will find a lot of interesting information about the animals featured within. Look for illustrations of actual-size details including a hermit crab in a tulip snail shell and a glimpse of bottlenose dolphin teeth.