Gone Fishing: Ocean Life by the Numbers
by David McLimans
Review by Gayle Surrette
Walker Books for Young Readers Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780802797704
Date: 16 September 2008 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Gone Fishing: Ocean Life By The Numbers by David McLimans is a oceanography based counting book. The ocean life-forms were chosen for their ability to look like numbers. The book counts from 1 to 10 then breaks for some ocean facts in multiples of ten, and then counts again from 10 to 1. There is then a section that covers each of the ocean going creatures in a bit more detail, a page on our planet's oceans, some information on threats to the oceans and a list of organizations, web sites, and books for further reading and information. From official release/information:
Dive down to the depths of our planet's oceans and see the stunning variety of creatures that call this watery environment home. These incredible marine animals and their ocean habitats are among our most precious and endangered resources.
In a dazzling underwater adventure, Caldecott Honor–winning artist David McLimans uses fins, flippers, and tentacles to create numerical masterpieces. From the smallest tiger tail sea horse to the giant humpback whale, this aquatic menagerie will captivate readers of all ages as they count up to ten and back down again. McLimans also explores the powers of ten to showcase amazing ocean facts from one to one billion! Once you wet your feet with this eye-popping visual treat, your view of the ocean will be forever transformed.
(Source: Walker Books for Young Readers)