Giant Squid

Giant Squid

Book - 2016
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The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind.

An injured whale's ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid. A piece of beak broken off in the whale's belly; a flash of ink dispersed as a blinding defense to allow the squid to escape-- these fragments of proof were all we had . . . until a giant squid was finally filmed in its natural habitat only two years ago.

In this beautiful and clever nonfiction picture book about the giant squid, Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann explore, both visually and poetically, this hidden creature's mysterious life.

A Neal Porter Book

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596435995
Branch Call Number: J 594 .58 FLE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,30 cm
Additional Contributors: Rohmann, Eric


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May 04, 2018

Terrible! First of all its for young kids, second, a lot of the printing is dark up next to a dark background, What? Also, not very good information is given. I would recommend Kraken to any adults wanting to know more.

Jan 31, 2017

SHIVER ME TIMBERS! This book makes the pirate in me quail at the necessarily vague descriptions of this mysterious beast from the deep! Honestly, I didn't realize so much about these animals remains an actual mystery. This is a nice quick read that will leave readers searching for clues themselves!

Nov 08, 2016

Beautiful illustrations and interesting facts. For Cephalopod lovers of all ages!

Nov 03, 2016

Beautifully illustrated non-fiction book about Giant Squids.
A book for kids that love scary sharks or other deep dark beasts.

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