Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!
This volume: in Coral Reefs, we learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Maris Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.
March 29, 2016
Science Comics: Coral Reefs - Cities of the Ocean was pure nostalgia for an adult like myself. My youth days of watching The Magic School Bus felt somewhat relived when I was reading this informative yet creative and funny comic. This is a great introductory to beginner science as well as a review for experienced learners. I was stumped on several of the "Did you Know" questionnaire.
The author included a brief three page note about himself which I found to be just as intriguing as the comic itself. He does a great job including himself into the story and also includes comedic footnotes to help the reader make sense of the topic. There's a glossary in the back filled with important terminology.
Overall, I would highly recommend this series for any kid or science lover out there. The illustrations were vivid and the plot moved pretty fast. It is a nice size comic book for any age.
About the Author:
Maris Wicks lives in sunny Somerville, Massachusetts. She is the author behind Human Body Theater, as well as the illustrator of New York Times-bestselling Primates, with Jim Ottaviani. When she's not making comics, Wicks works as a program educator at the New England Aquarium. She is quite fond of being in the water, whether it's swimming in ponds or scuba diving in the Atlantic Ocean. dotsforeyes.blogspot.com
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