At the Sea Floor Café: Odd Ocean Critter Poems

Leslie Bulion (Author) Leslie Evans (Illustrator)
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Witty poems and elegant artwork introduce what's on the menu for some unusual undersea creatures.
The ocean covers two-thirds of our planet. It is Earth's largest ecosystem, full of organisms living in wildly different and even extreme environments. This clever collection of poems for kids describes the devious and surprising methods ocean denizens use to forage for food, capture prey, and trick predators. The poems bobble and swim effortlessly from page to page, leading readers from the snailshell home of the jeweled anemone crab to a raft of violet snails hanging upside down in their bubble houses.
At the Sea Floor Café includes science notes with details about each animal's behavior, a glossary, and poetry notes explaining the types and forms of poems that appear on each spread. Striking linoleum prints round out this title, which can be used across the curriculum.

Product Details

Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
April 01, 2011
5.8 X 0.5 X 8.3 inches | 0.44 pounds

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About the Author

Leslie Bulion is the author of several children's books, including Uncharted Waters, The Trouble With Rules, and Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the African Studies Association's 2002 Children's Africana Books. She lives in Connecticut.
Leslie Evans graduated with a degree in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and has worked as a designer and illustrator for many years. She is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including Faces of the Moon and Hey There, Stink Bug! She lives in Massachusetts.


"Beguiling lines should spark readers' interest in poetry and marine biology alike"
"The attractive design features appealing colors and block-print illustration"
"This gathering of humorous poetry and fascinating facts should be welcomed as a companion to Bulion and Evans' previous collaboration, Hey There, Stink Bug! (2006) --even the surprise among the school of krill on the endpapers will make readers smile."