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Naylor, Teresa: Benny the Blenny's Shallow Sea Adventure.

Naylor, Teresa

Benny the Blenny's Shallow Sea Adventure

Photography by Paul Naylor

Tompot Publications, 2013, pp40, 8.99 [pounds sterling]

www.bennytheblenny.com

978 1 909648 00 5

Benny is s tompot blenny, a real British fish, and he acts as a narrator as he introduces children to the beautiful and often unexpected undersea world around British coasts. Benny tells the reader all about his life in the sea just beyond our beaches and introduces us to his neighbours such as crabs, starfish, sea snails, barnacles, sea anemones, squat lobsters, seals, cuttlefish and many others. Fact boxes reveal how Benny and his neighbours are adapted to their habitat, how they find food and avoid being food for someone else.

Biodiversity, adaptation, variation, reproduction, food chains and food webs are included to support science at KS2 level. There are even intriguing examples of symbiotic relationships, camouflage and photosynthesis. Benny also tells you something about the SCUBA divers who come to visit him. The stunning photographs in the book appeal to all ages and it will be a popular addition to both the library and the classroom. The author has created a delightful character--I look forward to reading about his adventures in future books.

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Author:Copland, Carolyn
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Date:Dec 22, 2013
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