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Good Eating

The Short Life of Krill

by Matt Lilley and Dan Tavis
Hardback
Publication Date: 11/01/2022

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Just 2 inches long full-grown, this little guy is the foundation of the Southern Ocean food chain... "Hi. What are you? You appear to be an egg. You are an egg sinking. For many days, you sink. You sink a mile down, and you keep sinking down down until "

The unidentified narrator follows one krill among billions as it pursues its brief existence, eating and eating while metamorphosing from one thing into another and trying to avoid being eaten. Questions and advice are hurled at the krill on every page, but the krill never responds-because, after all, krill can't talk, and this is nonfiction. Krill are the largest animals able to catch and eat phytoplankton, and they in turn are eaten by the largest animals ever to live on earth-blue whales-as well as by seals, penguins, and a host of others. In other words, krill are really good at eating, and they make really good eating. And that makes them the most important animals in the high-latitude oceans. As in The Whale Fall Cafe, Dan Tavis's illustrations combine scientific accuracy with Nemo liveliness and humor. Our star krill is so good at gobbling up phytoplankton that he turns green, so we can pick him out from the crowd racing to escape a penguin's beak or a blue whale's gaping maw. The book has been reviewed and endorsed by global krill expert Dr. Stephen Nichol, and the manuscript earned an honorable mention in Minnesota's McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers. Helpful backmatter is included.
ISBN:
9780884488675
9780884488675
Category:
Educational: Sciences
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
11-01-2022
Publisher:
Tilbury House,U.S.
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
36
Dimensions (mm):
290x236x13mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Matt Lilley

Matt Lilley has an MS in scientific and technical writing.

The focus of his degree was on medical writing for kids. He loves researching and writing about all sorts of topics. He lives in Minnesota with his family.

Dan Tavis

Dan Tavis is illustrator living in New Hampshire. He has been doodling ever since his first math class in elementary school! He is the illustrator of Common Critters and Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion, among other projects.

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