Under Water / Under Earth
Discover the amazing world that lies just beneath the surface!
Hundreds of fascinating facts are waiting to be unearthed in this latest book from Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski, the creative duo behind the best-selling Maps. Dive below the surface and find out what happens under earth and under sea—from early submarines and deep-sea life to burrowing animals and man-made tunnels. You will never look at the world in the same way again! Gorgeous design and quirky illustrations make this a book to be pored over again and again.
From School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Using a mix of brief text and detailed illustrations, this large-format book provides an informational feast. It is designed to be opened vertically like a calendar so that pages are flipped upward. As a result, readers get a sense of the great depths shown and the size of people, animals, and objects in relation to their environment. Half of the volume deals with underwater features, and when the title is turned over and opened, the other side looks at what's underground. Together, these two parts offer a fascinating dip into earth science. Readers learn about underwater chimneys, the Mariana Trench (the deepest known point on earth), and giant creatures of the deep, in addition to a variety of burrowing animals, tunnel-boring machines, and the world's deepest caves. While the spreads are attention-grabbing, they also clearly communicate data in a number of ways, through labels, cross sections, cutaways, and sequenced processes. VERDICT Students will return to this work again and again. Consider for injecting life into introductions to earth science.—Myra Zarnowski, City University of New York
Using a mix of brief text and detailed illustrations, this large-format book provides an informational feast...While the spreads are attention-grabbing, they also clearly communicate data in a number of ways, through labels, cross sections, cutaways, and sequenced processes. Students will return to this work again and again. Consider for injecting life into introductions to earth science.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Through accessible cartooning, the husband-and-wife duo brings a light, playful touch to topics like water pressure, plumbing, and fossilization. Readers will feel like scientists and explorers with each page turn.
This creative duo is the one behind the bestselling “Maps” — and has come up with another book that will become an object of obsession. Kids (and parents) can pour over it much in the manner of the old Richard Scarry books.
Under Water, Under Earth is terrific, well-written, profusely illustrated, informative, engaging.
- Age Range: 7 - 9 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 4
- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Publisher: Big Picture Press (October 11, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076368922X
- ISBN-13: 978-0763689223
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.8 x 15 inches