Thursday, May 19, 2011
With the ocean her home, an ochre sea star hunts for her morning meal. She folds over her rays and grips the rocky shore with sticky feet as she feasts on shellfish. When she takes too long, the tide flows back without her and Sea Star becomes easy prey. But she is built to survive and eventually makes her way back to the sea, although with one less ray than before. Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish is an inspiring story that informs young children about the important role of a small but fascinating sea creature.
This is the second book I've read from author Janet Halfmann, the first book being Good Night, Little Sea Otter. Star of the Sea is a swell book that tells of starfish in an engaging way. The book illustrations are prismatic. There is a section in the back of the book that gives much more detailed explanations about starfish. I even learned a few new facts about starfish myself.
I received book for review from MacMillan Children's Publishing Group. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.