Perfect Picture Book Friday! Sea Bones by Bob Barner AND NEW Write Chat Episode!

Happy Friday!

Before I get to my Perfect Picture Book Pick, I wanted to ask that, after you are done here, click on over to The Write Chat, the Vlog that Felicia (kid author and creator of the Stanley and Katrina blog) and I started. We are interviewing – the Super-Folding Author Tom Angleberger!!!!!!




Now back to your regularly scheduled review.

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a fun nonfiction book for school.

saebonesSea Bones
By Bob Barner
32 pages – ages 4+
Published by Chronicle Books on April 14, 2015

Theme/Topic- Things in the sea

Genre- Nonfiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening – “Wonderful creatures live in the sea.

Synopsis – From Goodreads: “Author and illustrator Bob Barner makes waves with his signature rhyming text and colorful illustrations in this lush picture book about the sea. Filled with incredible fishy facts about vertebrates, invertebrates, endoskeletons, and exoskeletons, plus an underwater informational chart, Sea Bones will make young readers want to dive right in!

Why I liked this book- This is a really cool book that teaches you a lot of things about creatures of the sea, and their structural supports. The torn paper pictures have a cool feel to them that makes you want to look at them for ages.

Sea-Bones2The book is meant for younger kids – to introduce them to vertebrates and invertebrates that live in the sea and I think the illustrations do a lot to capture your imagination. The story has a sing-song rhyme to it that makes the text flow.

The book has a cool fact paragraph near the bottom of the page for more advanced readers/read-alouds. The book includes a mini-chart on sea animals and their structural supports. It inspired me to ask about other fish. It is a really cool nonfiction book for younger kids!

Activities and Resources- 

 You don’t have to go far for a resource – there is a handy reference chart in the back of the book to help explain the sea animals and their structures.

Why don’t you make up your own sea animal and design a structure for it? What will it look like? How will it live?

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

Categories: Age 1-5, Perfect Picture Book Friday

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16 replies

  1. Growing up near the beach had us frightened and fascinated by jellyfish. The artwork looks really cool! Now to head over to the interview. Cheers!

  2. The illustrations look wonderful. I’m with Julie on the jellyfish. The beach I travel to sometimes have them. But, I’ve always been fascinated by marine life.

  3. Looks lovely! Like your activity idea, too. My students just created a “animal museum” of collage animals on our bulletin board.

  4. What a great book for kids to learn about sea life. I’ve always spent my life around water and swimming at the beach. This book has gorgeous illustrations that catch the eye. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a cool cover – definitely going to have to read this one, even if just for the art!

  6. A beautiful illustration. This book seems to really pull you in. Nice review.

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