WEIRD BUT TRUE! OCEAN
300 Fintastic Facts from the Deep Blue Sea
Published: June 8, 2021
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Weird but True! books from National Geographic are favorites among kids. They are small, square books that easily fit into a child’s hands. They have vivid, colorful photography, and bold colored, large size fonts to entice kids to keep turning the pages. Kids won’t even realize they are learning because reading these books are so much fun.
It’s so hard to imagine all the amazing creatures that live and roam in the ocean. Scientists estimate that less than 10% of all ocean species have been classified. So, we have so much to learn about our oceans. With 300 facts and pictures, kids will learn about the weirdest fish, some amazing experiments, and learn about other animals that depend on the ocean for food.
I had no idea how important ocean plants were until I read that they provide half of our Earth’s oxygen. Let’s keep our oceans free of pollution and keep those plants alive!
Kids always like it when animals do silly things with body parts, like the sea cucumbers who breathe through their rear end. Yeti crabs trap food in their hairy arms. Parrotfish can poop out hundreds of pounds of sand a year. Oh, and those white-sand beaches in Hawaii? They are largely made from parrotfish poop.
The blue whale, the largest animal to have lived on Earth, has a heartbeat of only ten times a minute. Sperm whales make “click” sounds that are louder than a jet taking off.
These are just a few of the fun facts that I learned while reading the book. If you are planning a trip to the beach, this book would be great for keeping your child busy on the flight or in the car. Plus they are reading and learning while having fun! Its small size makes it easy for packing and reading no matter where you go.
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All summer I’ll be sharing books for kids of all ages on topics that will interest them or offer them a new interest to learn about. Most of the time these will be nonfiction books, but sometimes we can learn how to be better people or learn empathy from fictional stories too.
So, I hope you will stay tuned to these posts. They will always have Summer Read-to-Learn in the title and in the tags. There will be books from some of my favorite publishers like National Geographic, plus, some from independent publishers. See them all, HERE.