Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Review & Blog Tour - Science Comics: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean by Maris Wicks

I was so pleased when I saw this tour come up. My son is going to be starting kindergarten next year and while this might be a little over his head, it sounded like a good way to start introducing him to new topics, like science and the ocean.

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!

This volume: in Coral Reefs, we learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Maris Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.

Rating: 4 Stars

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review as part of the blog tour.

The drawings in this book were the most charming part and it was quite fun to read it to my son. Now, given his age, I didn't read the exact text to him because it's definitely above his pay grade. Reading it myself, I found it very educational, though a bit steep in some parts considering the intended audience. It was in depth and luckily the artwork made the facts more palatable than if they'd been straight text.

This little guy right here reminds me of the teacher from Finding Nemo.

There was such a variety of creatures. I was impressed by the amount of research that must have gone into this book. I am interested in reading some of the author's other works, as the detail was such that I'm sure she could make quite a few other subjects fun to learn about.

Reading Coral Reefs reminded me of what I used to love about science. It's like reading about an alien world that, in reality, is only as far off as the closest ocean.

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