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  • ISBN: 9781626721463 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 119 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.
    regular print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 118-119).
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Coral reef animals -- Comic books, strips, etc
Coral reef animals -- Juvenile literature
Coral reef ecology -- Juvenile literature
Coral colonies -- Comic books, strips, etc
Coral colonies -- Juvenile literature
Coral reef ecology -- Comic books, strips, etc

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 April #2
    Coral reefs are probably the prettiest places in the ocean, bursting with color and bountiful biodiversity, and that seems as good an excuse as any to make them the subject of a graphic novel. But Wicks proves that these bright stalks and tendrils are more than just a handsome picture. In cheerful panels with friendly sea creatures and a cute, bespectacled yellow prawn goby as a narrator, this entry in the Science Comics series lays out the basics of corals, their crucial role in the ocean, the many varieties of reef-dwelling animals, and current man-made threats to their livelihood. The friendly tone breezily introduces concepts like classification, photosynthesis, symbiotic relationships, and so on. The largest chunk, and perhaps the most thrilling, is the field-guide chapter offering beautifully illustrated snapshot overviews of some coral reef dwellers. Wicks' cartoonish art style simplifies each creature, but not so much that the animals aren't identifiable. The jokes, puns, and humorous commentary will draw sea-life fans to this informative, tropical-hued introduction to coral reefs. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
  • Horn Book Guide Reviews : Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Fall
    As the series title suggests, this introduction to coral is given the graphic-novel treatment. The panel illustrations are bright and colorful; a clean design makes the information accessible. The content is somewhat advanced, making this appropriate for upper-elementary-age readers. The lighthearted text, narrated by a fish, includes humorous asides along with a solid presentation of the facts. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos. Copyright 2016 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
  • School Library Connection : School Library Connection Reviews 2016 October

    Science-themed, fact-filled graphic novels might not be an entirely new concept. Even so, this series covers some topics that could be unusual to the form. While dinosaurs might not be a terribly unique subject matter, certainly coral reefs are worthy of further study. Either way, there is no denying that the illustrations are as striking as the content. The titles share little in common, with different authors and illustrators for each. Coral Reefs has chapter breaks (which can prove tricky to spot) and Dinosaurs does not. Dinosaurs has a glossary, while Coral Reefs does not. This does not seem much of an issue as students should gravitate to the subjects in the series they have interest in. Even in cases in which a student is familiar with the subject covered, these will no doubt still prove refreshing and a thrill to flip through.

    - Grades 4-8 - Joel Shoemaker - Recommended
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2016 May

    Gr 4–7—Engaging glimpses into big chunks of current and historical science topics. While older students might understand the text more, the subject matter of both books has wide appeal for the elementary set and fits in with both elementary and middle school science curricula. Narrated by a spunky little fish, Coral Reefs provides a tour of the life that exists around these important aquatic "cities," from jelly fish to octopuses, and explains how photosynthesis keeps the whole system up and running. Author and illustrator Wicks's experience shines through with accurate facts and appealing, colorful drawings. Dinosaurs explores various important paleontological discoveries, from William Smith (1769–1839), who made significant geological findings while building canals in England, to Mary Anning (1799–1847), who started as a seashell seller and became a renowned paleontologist. The artwork and text are attractive and interesting, and readers will learn how dinosaur bones became fossils and how their remains were eventually discovered. VERDICT Great entry-level texts that will spark readers' interest in these topics—Sarah Knutson, American Canyon Middle School, CA

    [Page 137]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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