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Field Trip to the Ocean Deep



written and illustrated by
John Hare

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Margaret Ferguson Books
ISBN
9780823446308

Awards and Honors
2021 The Golden Duck Notable Picture Books Listee, ALA
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JLG Category

Primary

Come join the fun as students take a submarine bus on a field trip to explore the ocean deep.

Students dressed in deep sea helmets travel to the ocean deep in a yellow school-bus submarine. When they get there, they frolic with fish, luminescent squid, and discover an old shipwreck. But when it’s time to return to the submarine bus, one student lingers to take a photo of a treasure chest and falls into a deep ravine. Luckily, the child is entertained by a Plesiosaur—an extinct sea creature—until being retrieved by the teacher.

In his follow-up to Field Trip to the Moon, John Hare’s rich, atmospheric art in this wordless picture book invites all children to imagine themselves in the story - A story full of mysteries, surprises, and adorable aquatic friends.Full-color acrylic illustrations.

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None

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

9 1/5" x 10"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2020

Book Genres

Picture Book, Wordless

Topics

School field trips. Ocean. Stories without words. Animals. Marine life. Schools. Boats, ships and underwater craft. Friendship. Photographs.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3–In Hare’s follow-up to Field Trip to the Moon, a class visits the depths of the ocean in a yellow submarine. Once they arrive, they suit up in silver diving suits with oxygen tanks, like contraptions from a Jules Verne novel. One student takes pictures of all he sees with a deep-sea camera. Seeing things only through this lens, he becomes separated from the group. Exploring on his own, he is crawled upon by friendly giant isopods, cockroachlike creatures similar to the insect companion in Wall-E. He befriends a giant sea creature. And he accidentally topples some underwater ruins. Don’t worry, he and his Pliosaur friend rebuild them shortly before his teacher returns to claim him. The teacher—depicted on the cover—is Black, and the lost student is as well, although his face isn’t seen until the final page. The whole class is concealed in their opaque dive suits for the entirety of the story. Hare’s artwork is ingeniously composed and brilliantly colored, which is necessary for a wordless tale. The divers have spotlights on their helmets, which beautifully illuminate the dark waters of the ocean floor. The mythical Pliosaur is a rich red and orange color that exquisitely contrasts the deep sea blues. At the end, the student presents his photographs, which show the various creatures from the young photographer’s perspective. Back matter includes an illustrated cross-section of the submarine and the diving suit, sure to set little engineers’ minds ablaze with creativity. VERDICT This book is a gateway to a sublime submarine journey for all, an imaginative must-have for every collection.–Chance Lee Joyner, Haverhill P.L., MA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3–In Hare’s follow-up to Field Trip to the Moon, a class visits the depths of the ocean in a yellow submarine. Once they arrive, they suit up in silver diving suits with oxygen tanks, like contraptions from a Jules Verne novel. One student takes pictures of all he sees with a deep-sea camera. Seeing things only through this lens, he becomes separated from the group. Exploring on his own, he is crawled upon by friendly giant isopods, cockroachlike creatures similar to the insect companion in Wall-E. He befriends a giant sea creature. And he accidentally topples some underwater ruins. Don’t worry, he and his Pliosaur friend rebuild them shortly before his teacher returns to claim him. The teacher—depicted on the cover—is Black, and the lost student is as well, although his face isn’t seen until the final page. The whole class is concealed in their opaque dive suits for the entirety of the story. Hare’s artwork is ingeniously composed and brilliantly colored, which is necessary for a wordless tale. The divers have spotlights on their helmets, which beautifully illuminate the dark waters of the ocean floor. The mythical Pliosaur is a rich red and orange color that exquisitely contrasts the deep sea blues. At the end, the student presents his photographs, which show the various creatures from the young photographer’s perspective. Back matter includes an illustrated cross-section of the submarine and the diving suit, sure to set little engineers’ minds ablaze with creativity. VERDICT This book is a gateway to a sublime submarine journey for all, an imaginative must-have for every collection.–Chance Lee Joyner, Haverhill P.L., MA

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