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ISBN:9781554537471
publisher: Kids Can Press

Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea, The

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Willow Dawson

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list price: $10.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: April 2012
ISBN:9781554537471
publisher: Kids Can Press
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Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain scientific concepts, such as why the ocean is salty, how temperature affects water density and why fish don't get waterlogged.

A focus on pollution and other ecological hazards raises awareness. Young scientists will gain a hands-on understanding of how “booms” clean oil spills and how a garbage patch roughly twice the size of Texas came to exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Newsy sidebars bring readers up to date on efforts to combat environmental hazards --- such as the use of oysters to help squelch pollution in urban waterways. An ideal tool for classroom use or the perfect way to spend a rainy day, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea is an essential part of any science library.

About the Authors

Helaine Becker is an award-winning author who has written over eighty books for children. Her picture books include You Can Read, illustrated by Mark Hoffmann; Sloth at the Zoom, illustrated by Orbie; and Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk. She has also written non-fiction, chapter books and poetry. She is a two-time recipient of the Lane Anderson Award and a winner of the Silver Birch Award and the Bank Street College of Education Cook Prize. Helaine lives in Toronto.

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Willow Dawson is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books include Ghost Limb, Hyena in Petticoats, Lila and Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club, and the upcoming The Wolf-Birds. Willow lives in Toronto.
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Contributor Notes

Helaine Becker is an award-winning children's author. She has written over seventy books, including the #1 Canadian National Bestseller, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Willow Dawson is an illustrator and writer working out of Toronto, Ontario. Her recent work includes No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure and Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Winner, Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Winner, Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association
  • Winner, Lane Anderson Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation
Editorial Reviews

... Becker encourages readers to learn about the ocean and to take action on behalf of Earth's "Big Blue Sea."—Booklist


Approachable and useful.—School Library Journal


The sheer breadth of information presented here and its appealing format make this an invaluable resource, especially when accompanied by a knowledgeable adult to guide and correct.—Kirkus Reviews


Photographs, illustrations, sidebars, and charts combine a playful spirit with valuable insight into ocean health.—Publishers Weekly

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The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea

Author Helaine Becker discusses the many ways the ocean is changing and how those transformations will affect life in the ocean and on land. She looks at the creatures that live in the oceans and what people are doing to protect these bodies of water. The games and experiments allow children to roll up their sleeves and get wet as they learn what they can do to help protect the Earth’s oceans.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.

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