Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep

Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep
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April 05, 2022
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Deep in the darkest part of the ocean, visit a primordial, fierce-toothed fish that draws in prey with its own bioluminescent lure.

Dive thirteen thousand feet below the ocean’s surface, where no ray of sunlight can penetrate. Resources are scarce, and fellow inhabitants scarcer. This is life in the midnight zone—life for the anglerfish, known as the Seadevil of the Deep. Still largely a mystery to scientists, the deep-sea anglerfish is a true source of fascination and awe. To some, the fish resembles a prehistoric creature forgotten by time; to others, she is the embodiment of power, grace, and grit, using her remarkable physical attributes and a talent for deception to survive one of the harshest environments on the planet.

In Anglerfish, author Elaine M. Alexander and illustrator Fiona Fogg shine a small light on this mesmerizing, unforgettable creature. A captivating text paired with stunning artwork complement not only STEM but also language arts and history curricula. More facts about the anglerfish—from how it hunts to the surprising way a female mates with far tinier males—await curious readers in the back matter.

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ANGLERFISH: THE SEADEVIL OF THE DEEP introduces young readers to a mysterious fish that lives the majority of its life in the deep, dark parts of the ocean. Elaine M. Alexander and Fiona Fogg join accessible text with soft, detailed drawings that show the anglerfish as it is: a unique, intriguing creature that most will never set their eyes on given its location.

Through the journey learning about the anglerfish, readers also learn ocean vocabulary such as "midnight zone." The book manages to balance integrating scientific terms with helpful context clues and superb illustrations so that young readers won't be overwhelmed with information but still learn plenty. The illustrations are especially nice once the anglerfish reaches the depths of the ocean where darkness prevails and bio-luminescence comes into play.

ANGLERFISH: THE SEADEVIL OF THE DEEP is an accessible, fun spotlight on a special fish.
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