Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill

Tilbury. Jan. 2022. 36p. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9780884488675.
Gr 3-6–An adorable introduction to one of the smallest food sources available for ocean dwellers. This book presents the life cycle of the krill, from birth in the depths of the ocean near Antarctica to transformation into a tasty meal for penguins, seals, bird, fish, and whales. Of course, one krill is a mere snack, so they are usually eaten in a very large quantities. A whale can eat a million or more krill in one bite. Soft watercolors effectively show the different stages of the krill as it eats plankton and other tiny organisms in order to grow and molt its shell, then eat and grow more. The story is told with gentle humor and ends with a helpful page of facts and further resources, as well as a link to an online game about krill.
VERDICT An enjoyable and educational read suitable for upper elementary students.

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