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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

172. Dive! A Book of Deep-Sea Creatures by Melvin Berger

Dive! A Book of Deep-Sea Creatures  by Melvin Berger
Hello Reader! Science (Level 3)

Rating: (5/5)

(US) - (Canada)

2000, Scholastic/Cartwheel Books, 40 pgs

Age: 5+
"How giant is the giant squid? How do fish see in the darkness of the ocean floor? These questions and many more are answered in a nonfiction easy-reader that is filled with spectacular full-color photographs."


Purchased a used copy from a garage sale.

Melvin Berger is a prolific writer of science books for kids.  Writing books for all the major series throughout the decades.  He wrote a set of these books for "Hello Reader" where the title starts with an exclamatory word.  Most of them are now out of print, including this one (though amazon.ca says it is available), but a few other titles can be found under the Scholastic Reader series.  "Dive!" is a great non-fiction easy reader!  Filled with photographs, this is a subject that is sure to amaze and possibly creep any reader.  These fascinating creatures from the depths of the deep sea are so unique in behaviour and appearance that it is quite gripping to read about them.  Straightforward easy-to-read sentences make the text accessible to readers who are past the sound-it-out stage but some topic specific words will prove challenging.  Highly interesting!

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