HOW TINY PLANTS FEED THE SEAS
by Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm
The Blue Sky Press, 2012
Category: Picture book
If you were reading this blog back in 2010, you might remember my love for LIVING SUNLIGHT, the brilliant picture book, also by Bang and Chisholm, that introduced young readers to the process of photosynthesis and the chemistry of life on our planet. I still recommend that book to kids, teachers, and strangers on the street; it is simply the most accessible look at the topic I’ve ever seen.
And now, a sequel to sing about!
OCEAN SUNLIGHT furthers the story, sharing with readers the tale of a “billion billion billion” tiny plants floating in the ocean’s surface layer, turning sunlight into energy that further fuels life on Earth. With only 781 words spread across forty-four beautifully illustrated pages, Bang and Chisholm have created another masterpiece. This is a book everyone can read and learn from. This is a book everyone should read and learn from.
So, would you like a copy? Signed by Penny Chisholm?
Great! Just leave a comment on this post by 5pm EST on Thursday, March 14, 2013. If you spread the word about the contest on your social media outlets, leave me a second comment telling me so and I’ll add your name to the raffle drawing a second time. On Thursday night I’ll hold the raffle and on Friday morning I’ll post the winner. A couple rules:
1. Winners must live in the continental United States. I’ll send the book to the winner by USPS Media Mail next Monday.
2. Please remember to check back on Friday to see if you’ve won; I’ll post instructions then for how to get me your mailing address.
3. If you already won a giveaway this month (I’m looking at you, Mary Laughton and Laura Purdie Salas) you can’t enter again.
4. Good luck, and happy reading!
A few last links before you go:
For a peek at the other SB&F Prize-winning titles raffled off here lately, check out this post about Sy Montgomery’s TEMPLE GRANDIN and this post about Terrie Williams’ THE ODYSSEY OF KP2.
And for a the weekly lode of great children’s nonfiction, check out this week’s round-up of Nonfiction Monday posts over at Sally’s Bookshelf.