This book can stand alone or act as a companion to my middle grade fiction ebook, “The Ocean’s Way” which tells the story of eleven year old Holly’s learning experience with marine life in Florida. A sample chapter appears after the Glossary.
This collection of 37 unrhymed poems (anagram, diamante, tanka) about ocean-related topics is classified and organized alphabetically and supported by beautiful color photographs for visual clarity.
An extensive Glossary contains definitions, parts of speech and a pronunciation guide.
The Beach– coral reefs, sand, sea shells, tides, tsunami, waves
Marine Mammals– dolphins, killer whales, manatees, pilot whales, polar bears, sea lions, seals, sea otters, walruses, whales
Marine Birds– albatross, gulls, penguins
Marine Animals–Cnidaria– jellies, sea anemones
Marine Reptile– sea turtles
Chelicerata Arthropods– horseshoe crabs
Carnivorous Fish– rays, sea horses, sharks, starfish
Decapod Crustaceans– crabs, crayfish, hermit crabs, lobsters
Cephalopod Mollusks- octopus, squid
Mollusks- clams, mussels, snails
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