Under Water, Under Earth

Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski. Big Picture, $35 (112p) ISBN 978-0-7636-8922-3
The team behind Maps returns with an engrossing dive into parts of the world that often go unseen. Reading the book from one end, readers explore what lies beneath the Earth's surface. Pages open vertically to show animal burrows, plant and tree roots, underground utilities, archaeological finds, and more, all labeled and clearly explained with captions and arrows. Once readers reach the middle—the Earth's core—it's time to flip the book over and read about aquatic life (including some up-close looks at the enormous eyes of the blue whale and colossal squid), coral reefs, and sunken vessels like the Titanic. Through accessible cartooning, the husband-and-wife duo brings a light, playful touch to topics like water pressure, plumbing, and fossilization. Readers will feel like scientists and explorers with each page turn. Ages 7–9. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/31/2016
Release date: 10/11/2016
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