Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nonfiction Wednesday and Giveaway Reminder

   Thanks to Kid Lit Frenzy, I made a goal to read more children's nonfiction this year which I will be featuring on my blog every Wednesday.
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau
Manfish by Jennifer Berne, illustrated by Eric Puybaret
I love the thick, colorful pages of this biography of Jacques Cousteau. I didn't realize he invented the Aqua-Lung and improved the diving suit. He was also a movie-maker, Navy man, photographer, and environmentalist. I love the creativity of this biography from the wavy lines in the beginning to the pull-out pages in the middle to show the depths of the oceans. Great introduction to a fascinating man!
Also, before you forget, today is the last day to enter the GIVEAWAY for A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this book suggestion, Holly! I have vivid memories of watching Jacque Cousteau footage with me dad when I was young - so thanks for adding the footage to your post! Another great book about this explorer of the depths is called "The Fascinating Life of Jacque Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino. It would make a nice companion to this one!