cover image Seymour Simon’s Extreme Oceans

Seymour Simon’s Extreme Oceans

Seymour Simon. Chronicle, $17.99 (60p) ISBN 978-1-4521-0833-9

In a companion to Seymour Simon’s Earth Records, Simon looks into the enormous power of waves and storms, the diversity of ocean life, and how the health of the oceans affects the Earth. Underwater images depict extraordinary sea creatures, though the images are not labeled and are occasionally misleading (a discussion of the colossal squid is accompanied by an image of a diver with a much smaller jumbo squid). Simon’s intro­ductory guide touches just the tip of the iceberg, but it should spark readers’ interest in marine life. Ages 9–up. (Apr.)