Written by Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig
Illustrated by Ellen Shi
Target: Ages 4–8
Format: Hard Cover
Dimensions: 11″ x 9″
Do starfish sign autographs? Do seahorses wear saddles? Do lampreys get plugged in? Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter? Amazing Sea Creature Facts is the underwater follow-up to the award-winning insect book, Do Doodlebugs Doodle? This laugh-out-loud look at marine life will have kids eager to learn more about what lies beneath the ocean waves! The winning combination of science and imagination makes this a non-fiction stand-out for children ages 4—8.
Explore the underwater world of sea creatures through this lively question and answer book. Do pilot whales hang out in airports? Do football fish catch passes? Do mussels work out at the gym? Silly questions—the kind kids often ask—are followed by informative answers, sure to make every reader eager to learn more about insects. Kids will delight in this engaging, interactive read-aloud, and educators, parents, and budding naturalists will enjoy the detailed illustrations. With additional back matter on each of the sea creature species highlighted in the book, Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter? provides an exciting introduction to sea creatures, suitable for any science lesson.
About the Authors
Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig are co-authors of Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle?, illustrated by John Sandford, Do Doodlebugs Doodle?, illustrated by Ellen Shi, and Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter?, illustrated by Ellen Shi. The mother-daughter writing team are also the authors of Are Pirates Polite? (Scholastic), illustrated by David Catrow and the forthcoming The Grumpy Pirate, illustrated by Ashlyn Anstee.
Corinne Demas is the award-winning author of thirty-three books for kids and adults. Her picture books include The Disappearing Island, illustrated by Ted Lewin, (a Massachusetts Book Award Honor Book), Saying Goodbye to Lulu, illustrated by Ard Hoyt (winner of the ASPCA Henry Berg Children’s Book Award), and The Littlest Matryoshka, illustrated by Kathryn Brown.
Corinne Demas is a professor at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor of The Massachusetts Review. She divides her time between western Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
Website: corinnedemas.com | Twitter: @corinnedemas
Artemis Roehrig received her master’s degree from the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology program at the University of Massachusetts. Do Doodlebugs Doodle? was inspired by her work in an entomology lab, where she does research on both endangered and invasive insects. In addition to writing books for kids, she has been published in the scientific journal Environmental Entomology. Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? and Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter? were both shaped by her work as an educator at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. She lives in western Massachusetts and loves to explore nature with her two young children.
Website: www.artemisroehrig.com | Twitter:@artemisroehrig
About the Illustrator
Ellen Shi grew up in the great state of New Jersey and recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Illustration. She loves color, simple shapes, and texture. Ellen is also an avid fan of nature, film, and books. When not drawing or painting, you will probably find her with her nose in a book.
“A charming science read-aloud…ideal for storytime” —School Library Journal
“Delightful…sure to get young readers interested in oceans and their preservation” —Booklist
“Wordplay that is entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews