The Resource Down, down, down. | Down, down, down : a journey to the bottom of the sea, Steve Jenkins, (overdrive ebook)

Down, down, down. | Down, down, down : a journey to the bottom of the sea, Steve Jenkins, (overdrive ebook)

Label
Down, down, down : a journey to the bottom of the sea
Title
Down, down, down
Title remainder
a journey to the bottom of the sea
Statement of responsibility
Steve Jenkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provides a top-to-bottom look at the ocean, from birds and waves to thermal vents and ooze
Title
Down, down, down
Creator
Summary
Provides a top-to-bottom look at the ocean, from birds and waves to thermal vents and ooze
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Illustration line
Review
  • Gr 3–6— Starting at the surface of the Pacific Ocean, Jenkins introduces some of the animals that inhabit descending layers of water all the way down to the Marianas Trench. At nearly 36,000 feet, this zone has been visited only once, by human passengers of a research vessel. Depicted in Jenkins's signature handsome collages, the denizens of each level swim against ever-darkening backgrounds ranging from sunny blue to deepest black. Each double-page segment begins with a paragraph or two explaining the growing degree of darkness, cold, and pressure, and how all of these affect the lives of the resident creatures. A bar running down the far right of each scene indicates depth. Usually three or four animals—whales, fish, worms, and more—are featured. Sometimes colorful or luminescent and often toothy, they are both familiar and strange. In some views, the animals are relative in size, but in others, those that are actually quite different in scale appear to be similar. At the end of the book, an added paragraph about each scene takes up the matter of size. Here length is stated, and silhouettes compare each creature to either an adult human's hand or a full body. The bold views tend to emphasize the weirdness of these little-known species, but the repeated message that humans have much to explore and learn in the deeper ocean is intriguing and inviting. This is a good complement to Sneed B. Collard's The Deep-Sea Floor (Charlesbridge, 2003), which introduces some of the same animals and offers more information about recent exploration.—Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston --Margaret Bush (Reviewed April 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 4, p149)
  • From above the surface to the bottom of the deepest sea canyon, unusual creatures inhabit every level of our oceans, even those seemingly hostile to life. In this intriguing introduction, Jenkins explores the Pacific, gradually descending to its depths (shown by a scale along the right hand side of each double-page spread). His signature cut-paper illustrations show more than 50 creatures, from the albatross in the air to the flatfish living at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Along the way he introduces such oddities as a three-foot comb jelly called a Venus's girdle, a glowing siphonophore colony and a hairy angler with her parasitic mate. Browsers will be delighted by the variety of species, shown in their appropriate colors although not to scale. Backmatter provides some information about the animals pictured, including sizes compared to a human body or hand, although the bibliography does not seem to include the sources used for those facts. Once again, Jenkins provides an almost irresistible entry into our natural world for the youngest readers. (Informational picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2009)
Award
  • Award/Notable book
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2010
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319240
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
591.779
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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1040
Literary form
non fiction
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  • -1
  • 6
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
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a journey to the bottom of the sea
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a journey to the bottom of the sea
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by Steve Jenkins
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Down, down, down. | Down, down, down : a journey to the bottom of the sea, Steve Jenkins, (overdrive ebook)
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Print version:
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22a0c8ab-2082-435b-a950-e9051aec9d41
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm754655767
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780618966363
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unknown
Other physical details
col. ill.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754655767

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