“Few humans have seen this blooming oasis. The vigor and variety of life is breathtaking.”
Wow! I wasn't expecting this book about the Alvin deep-sea submersible to be such a lyrical read.
Fascinating and well-researched scientific content is presented within the framework of a journey to the ocean floor and back. The book does a great job of making the reader feel present and active—this is not just a read, but an experience, with sensory details that engage, involve, and surprise.
Short, clear, lyrical sentences with easily digestible information are just right for young readers. The lyrical and figurative language in Flying Deep made this story feel like a literal, visceral journey. I love it as a read-aloud!
Hey...what is this place?
It looks like you've stumbled into my online file cabinet. When I find ideas I like about picture books, writing, or the creative process, I tuck them in here.