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Clownfish Aren't So Funny

Fascinating Facts about Some of the Ocean’s Most Misunderstood Creatures

By Matt Weiss (Author), Keri Wilk (Photographer)


Format Hardcover


Clownfish Aren't So Funny

Fascinating Facts about Some of the Ocean’s Most Misunderstood Creatures

by Matt Weiss, Keri Wilk



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
Dive in and enjoy these surprising stories about the ocean's smallest creatures!
Clownflsh aren’t funny, cuttlefish aren’t cuddly, and mantis shrimp aren’t so shrimpy (they’re TOUGH dudes)! While sharks, whales, and dolphins get plenty of attention, the real drama of the ocean takes place in the nooks and crannies of coral reefs. And some of the coolest critters there are no bigger than a golf ball, stay hidden from plain sight, and are real killers. Featuring absolutely stunning close-up photography, Clownfish Aren’t So Funny sends an important message about conservation and environmental responsibility even as it tells the compelling stories of the ocean’s smaller, but still deadly, inhabitants.
“An introduction describes life in tropical oceans and the small, often unseen animals that live in coral reefs, sea-grass, and the seafloor. Who knew that more than nine million species live in these ecosystems? Each page has a large color photo of a specific ocean animal. A large ‘fact box’ describes the animals’ traits, its unusual name, and fun facts. . . . For readers who enjoy looking at great photos, especially of unusual looking and behaving animals, this is a wonderful title. . . . the author/photographer is an experienced ocean photographer and diver, and the photos will certainly grab readers. VERDICT A nice browsing title for your animal lovers. ” —School Library Journal

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Matt Weiss is an award-winning photographer, journalist, dive expedition organizer, and filmmaker. He is the author of Sterling’s Please Be Nice To Sharks, and has also contributed to many international publications, including Sport Diving Magazine, National Geographic, and Asian Geographic. When he’s not in the ocean diving with sharks and other undersea creatures, he’s the publisher of, the world’s largest underwater photography publication. Matt lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Pub Date: 5/7/2019

ISBN: 9781454923800

Price: $12.95 / $17.50 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 10 x 8 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Science

Age Range: 6 to 10

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Series: Misunderstood Creatures

Please Be Nice to Sharks

Please Be Nice to Sharks