Perfect Picture Book Friday: FLYING DEEP

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends!

Before we get to the review of today’s picture book, thanks to our generous authors and their publishers, we have some giveaways to announce. 

The winner of A Campfire Tail by Sarah Glenn Marsh is…

SHERRY HOWARD!

The winner of SELFIE SEBASTIAN by Sarah Glenn Marsh is…

BECKY SCHARHORST!

And the winner of THE MANIC PANIC by Richa Jha is…

JOANNE SHER!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL…I will connect with you all so we can ship out your books!

Thank you, dear readers, for spending your precious time here on my blog. I truly appreciate it and I know our wonderful authors and illustrators love reading the wonderful comments you leave. And the best way to thank these wonderful authors is to buy their books, review their books, and tell other people  about their books!

Speaking of wonderful authors (what’s that you say…I am using the word ‘wonderful’ too many time?) – I met the author of today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday at a conference a couple of years ago. She was already deep into her research for this story and maybe, when she stops by for Will Write for Cookies tomorrow, we will learn more about that.

flying deep cover

FLYING DEEP: CLIMB INSIDE DEEP-SEA SUBMERSIBLE ALVIN

Written by Michelle Cusolito

Illustrated by Nicole Wong

Published by: Charlesbridge (2018)

Ages: 5-9

Themes: Underwater exploration, Submersible Alvin

Synopsis: From Amazon: 

Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean.

Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans. Extensive back matter explains how Alvin works, describes the author’s research, and includes a glossary and further reading.

“An appealing, exhilarating, and informative vicarious journey of discovery” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Why I like this book:

  • Fabulous information written in a very accessible and engaging manner.
  • Super fun illustrations
  • And if you are in the neighborhood of the Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth, Massachusetts, you can join in the launch party: https://www.facebook.com/events/209296316324369/

RELATED ACTIVITIES:

15-Ocean-Crafts-for-Kids-1Photo courtesy: https://iheartcraftythings.com

For details on any of these fun underwater themed crafts, please click on this link: https://iheartcraftythings.com/15-ocean-kids-crafts.html

If you are looking for more picture book reviews, head on over to Susanna Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday link up.

Do you have plans for this weekend? I’ve promised my daughter that I’ll help her plant tomatoes.  I also need to get herbs and vegetable plants for my own garden. I love the smell of sun-warmed soil. And there is something very healing about planting things that blossom with life.

 

About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever - Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (PomegranateKids, March 15, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, Feb 13, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, May 1, 2019); MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD: THE INSPIRING FRIENDSHIP OF ELLA FITZGERALD AND MARILYN MONROE (Little Bee Books, Spring 2020); FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fall 2020) picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my young grandson.

Posted on May 18, 2018, in Craft activities for kids, Perfect Picture Book Friday, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. What an important book that lets children explore the ocean floor. My 4-year-old great grandson lives a long the ocean and loves learning about sea life. Must add this book to his birthday list. I always love your thoughtful and fun activities. So creative.

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  2. Jeanine Potter

    This will be a great gift for my grandson! Thanks Vivian for showcasing this one.

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  3. Becky Scharnhorst

    Yay! I’m so excited to hear I won Selfie Sebastian! Thank you, Vivian! I’m also excited to read this book and try out some of these adorable ocean crafts with the littles in my life. Looking forward to learning more about it in tomorrow’s post.

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  4. Can’t wait to see this myself! Love to you, my dear!!!!

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  5. SO excited to receive my own copy soon.

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  6. Such a cool book! Looking forward to reading this one!!

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  7. I can only imagine how exciting it would be to see the undersea world from Alvin. So different from our world on land. I have a feeling this book is going to be a favorite for both boys and girls.

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  8. So happy to see Michelle’s book out in the world! And I love your activities, too. Happy planting this weekend!

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  9. I’m anxious to check this book out! So glad you reminded me to look for it.

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  10. Oooh! I won! And this book sounds fabulous too. Thanks so much, Vivian!

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  11. Lovely post! Thanks for the book review and the ideas! Thinking of you!

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  12. Yes! I am on pins and needles, waiting for mine to show up in the mail!

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  13. What a lovely book Vivian. My nephews would love this. Love to hear of your planting your summer veges for your garden. I’ve just planted some winter veges. Take care dear friend.

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