SEAGULL & SEA DRAGON by Sydni Gregg
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SEAGULL & SEA DRAGON

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Friends can be found in the unlikeliest of places when you’re inquisitive enough to look for them!

Seagull and Sea Dragon are both curious, each wondering about what’s down in the deep blue water or up in the light blue sky, respectively. They invent names for what they don’t yet understand—“sea trees” for sea dragons and “sky fish” for sea gulls—eventually admitting their own fears about the unknown. When at last they meet, their made-up names cause confusion at first. But they soon realize they actually have lots of knowledge—about themselves and their own worlds—that they can share with each other. And in the process, they form a friendship based on their common passion—curiosity! Beginning with the endpapers, the luminous artwork, likely digitally created, depicts the pastel colors of the sea gull’s sky and the shadowy depths of the sea dragon’s watery home. Varying perspectives give young readers a bird’s-eye view down to the sea as well as a watery glimpse upward from among the coral and fish. Split-panel spreads give the book a graphic-novel look and feel. Young readers can learn scientific vocabulary such as “coral,” “feathers,” “moon jellyfish,” “flock,” “fins,” and more, encouraging curious first scientists to begin their own information journey.

Two curious creatures learn about each other and the world around them in this simple but exceptionally well-crafted story. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: June 4th, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5344-2048-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Aladdin
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2019




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