About This Book:
*Review Contributed By Karen Yingling, Staff Reviewer*
The KRILL of it All
The illustrations are very detailed, and give a good sense for the changes the animals goes through, and also what the environment in which it lives is like. Since a lot of the krill’s life is spent underwater, many of the pages have backgrounds in dark colors, with text in white or beige. The illustrations make good use of the entire spread, with some fun borders showing sea vegetation or other details.
There have been a lot of picture books about animals, and Good Eating can share the table with Moore’s Buzz, Croak, Hiss and Hoot, Alexander’s Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep, Boxer’s One Turtle’s Last Straw: The Real-Life Rescue That Sparked a Sea Change. There have also been a number of books about the ecology of the ocean, like Giuliani’s At the Sea, Young’s Antartica, and Mihaly’s Water: A Deep Dive of Discovery. It’s good to see more informational text for young readers, especially when they have fantastic end papers– this one has two solid pages of tiny krill that made me think that maybe one of them was wearing a striped shirt like Waldo!