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Life-Size Aquarium

Life-Size Aquarium

Fall 2010 Non-Fiction
Ages: 3 & Up
Author: Teruyuki Komiya
Photographer: Toshimitsu Matsuhashi
ISBN: 978-1-934734-59-9
Hardcover Price: $18.95

Teruyuki Komiya wows again with Life-Size Aquarium, a marine companion to his earlier book, Life-Size Zoo. The only way to get closer to the smiling dolphins, regal penguins, and endearing otters would be to jump into the pools at your nearest aquarium. But it may be better a better idea to start with the turn of a page. Each rich photograph is accompanied by tiny comics revealing facts about the charismatic creatures. Readers will learn that catfish might be able to predict earthquakes and that male, not female, seadragons care for the eggs. Tips on how to view each photograph deliver added dimension. For example, a page of five different types of clownfish advises on which markings and fin shapes distinguish one orange and white fish from the next.

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