The Deep!
The Deep!

The deep sea is one of the most unexplored and mysterious places on Earth. Did you know that there are animals that are completely transparent? That some tube worms live for 1,000 years? That the Pigbutt Worm is also known as the “Flying Buttocks”? Or that there is a type of sea cucumber that is nicknamed “the headless chicken monster?” These are just some of the scientific facts, presented comics-style, that kids will pore over again and again. THE DEEP! is a captivating and educational survey of animals that live in the deepest part of the ocean created in a fun graphic nonfiction format. The first-person commentary by the animals themselves cover a wealth of facts from the surface of the ocean to the darkest trenches. And the beautiful, full-color illustrations bring them to life. From animal adaptations like bioluminescence and giant flashlight eyes to the habits and habitats of the Pram Bug and Dumbo Octopus THE DEEP! will keep readers fully engaged with life at the bottom of the sea.

THE DEEP! is the perfect book to spark children’s interest in this strange and beautiful world. Leigh’s uniquely illustrated graphic style perfectly combines humor and education to create a book that is equally fascinating as it is factual. The rollicking, humorous dialogue between deep-sea creatures presents an exciting and memorable delivery of scientific facts.

Book Details


  • Educational
  • Environment
  • Humor
  • Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The Deep! - Wild Life at the Ocean’s Darkest Depths by Lindsey Leigh is a fascinating, colorful book about the deepest part of earth’s oceans. The table of contents lead to the different zones under the sea and to a” Want to know more?” section, plus there is an index of sea creatures. Every page is filled with facts and funny little bubbles of talking sea creatures that are set up in comic book style. Meet the pram bug, dumbo octopus, and ostracod, and many other new creatures of the deep.

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