“Who Lives in the Sea? Ocean Animals of Hawaii” by Monika Mira #BookReview #KidsBooks

Who Lives in the Sea

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I was so excited when I received a package in the mail from the author, Monika Mira with her book, Who Lives in the Sea? Ocean Animals of Hawaii  since falling in love with her children’s books a few months ago when I first reviewed Hawaii’s Green Sea Turtles. I have to say I really enjoy the way Mira makes science fun! This book is unlike the previous ones in that Mira uses illustrations to enhance her story rather than photographs. I think that it works for this book where there is a nice mix of true-to-life softened by the illustrations that children in the recommended 2-5 age group will enjoy. You know, the “cute factor” never fails!

“On a trip to the islands of Hawaii, baby asked his Mommy, “Who lives in the sea?” In the pages that follow, Mira explains who does live in the sea in a “repetitive, rhyming story about ocean animals.” Your children will be fascinated by the stories and illustrations of the Humpback whale, dolphin, sea turtle, jellyfish, reef fish, coral shrimp, crab and the Hawaiian Monk Seal (an endangered species). The flow of this book is nicely done, the story short enough to be repeated with ease whenever your child says, “Again! Again!” 

Monika Mira is a marine biologist and an award-winning author. She understands what works well for early readers and that is clearly demonstrated in this book. I truly enjoy her style and clear appreciation and passion for marine life brought to children around the world in an engaging and beautiful way!

Book Description (From Amazon)

Publication Date: November 27, 2012
Award-winning author, Monika Mira brings you a repetitive rhyming story about ocean animals that encourages early reading skills and answers the burning questions that the inquisitive minds of young children tend to ask about the world around us. Who Lives in the Sea? Ocean Animals of Hawaii includes children’s favorite animals like whales, dolphins, sharks and starfish and introduces some more unusual animals like the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal and the Banded Coral Shrimp. Recommended for Ages 2-5.

Also Check Out These Other Great Books from Mira

CORAL REEFS- SCIENCE AND NATURE FOR YOUNG READERS (Read my Review of this book here) ($2.99 Kindle Edition)

Did you know that coral reefs make up less than one percent of our oceans, yet they are home to nearly a quarter of all marine species? Explore the many wonders of coral reefs in this beautifully illustrated Kindle ebook. On your journey through the underwater world of CORAL REEFS, you will learn about the different types of reefs, what coral is and how it feeds, where you can find coral reefs, and the amazing sea life that lives there. You will also discover the importance of coral reefs, what threatens coral reefs, how humans are intimately connected to coral reefs, and what you can do to help protect them. This is an important read before heading out into the ocean in Hawaii. The author also includes many tips for reef etiquette and perpetuating an attitude of stewardship.
Monika Mira is a former teacher and an award-winning textbook author who has a background in the biological sciences. That background is clearly demonstrated in this book. We are looking forward to reading her other books including listed below.

HAWAII’S GREEN SEA TURTLES (Read my Review of this book here)

Did you know that relatives of sea turtles have been around since the age of the dinosaurs? Or that sea turtles were hunted to the brink of extinction before gaining protection under the Endangered Species Act? Explore the fascinating underwater world of Hawaii’s Green Sea Turtles in the Science and Nature Series for Young Readers. Kids of all ages will enjoy the beautiful photographs while learning how they can help protect these graceful and beloved animals.

The Science and Nature Series is written by a former teacher and an award-winning textbook author who has a background in the biological sciences. Each book provides a supplementary resource for units on Spiders, Fish, Coral Reefs, and Sea Turtles. Recommended for middle school children ages 9-12. Add them to your school or home school curriculum today.

WHO LIVES IN THE SEA? OCEAN ANIMALS OF HAWAII ($10.99 for Paperback) 

Award-winning author, Monika Mira brings you a repetitive rhyming story about ocean animals that encourages early reading skills and answers the burning questions that the inquisitive minds of young children tend to ask about the world around us. The rhythmic verse is accompanied by captivating collage illustrations that introduce children to sea creatures like whales, dolphins, sharks and starfish and introduces some more unusual animals like the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal and the Banded Coral Shrimp. Recommended for Ages 2-5.

 SPIDERS, SCIENCE AND NATURE FOR YOUNG READERS ($2.99 Kindle Edition)

Did you know that spider silk is stronger than steel of the same thickness? Or that the venom from a Black Widow is more powerful a Rattle Snake’s? Did you know that the Kauai Cave Spider is blind and that it can only be found in a few caves on the Island of Kauai? Learn all about the mysterious world of SPIDERS in the Science and Nature Series for Young Readers.

FUN FISH FACTS for KIDS ($2.99 Kindle Edition)

Did you know that male seahorses give birth? Or that Parrotfish can make sand? Did you know that some fish are in danger of disappearing from our oceans forever? Discover the fascinating world of marine fishes and learn how you can help protect sea life in Fun Fish Facts for Kids, part of the Science and Nature Series for Young Readers.

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