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Reef Madness (Sea Creatures: In Their Own Words, #1)

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Dolphin sonar, the "pistol" shrimp, the incredible intelligence of the octopus ... there's no end to the mysteries and varieties of creatures you'll encounter beneath the sea. It's time to don your wetsuit and follow us into the depths of the oceans to discover the amazing underwater world. Learn about the colors, shapes, species and lifestyles that make up this amazing re ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published January 24th 2017 by Papercutz (first published May 3rd 2013)
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Cathy (cathepsut)
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2017, comics
I am a sucker for anything underwater, so I had to get this. Even if it's an educational cartoon for kids.

The artwork is pretty simple. Every page tells of a certain underwater animal or has a different theme. Fun for small underwater nerds!

I received this free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you!
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This book has been described as a graphic novel, but it is not. It is a series of cartoon/comics about life under the sea. Each page and occasionally two page spreads depict a different sea creature or issue that the creatures that live in the sea are dealing with. There are stories about common animals such as jellyfish, sharks and whales as well as some not as well known such as Monkfish, torpedo ray and periwinkle. The book touches on prehistoric sea creatures and various facts about sea anim ...more
Earl
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Sea Creatures from Christophe Cazenove is an informational graphic book to help get young readers interested in, and caring about, life in the sea. As such it is good even if a bit uneven. As long as it serves its purpose I think any unevenness or too-silly comments can be forgiven.

I usually revert to my inner child when reading books designed for young readers but this book didn't seem to move me in that direction. I know, that really isn't a substantive comment beyond the fact that it made me
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Lora
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, tween, ya
This should really have been a bigger book - and I mean that literally. The print is teeny. That said, it's both cute and informative. The turtles were my favorite.
wildct2003
Mar 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting read. High on the cuteness/funny scale. A bit skimpy on the story flow/length.
Wayne McCoy
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
'Sea Creatures: Reef Madness #1' by Christophe Cazenove with art by Thierry Jytery and translation by Nanette McGuinness is a fun way to learn about the creatures that live in our oceans.

The book starts with a chart showing the different levels of species endangerment. This needs to be referred to during the book because I couldn't remember what "NE" meant (although near extinction is one of the easier ones). Each page is a comic story about a creature or series of creatures. There are stories a
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Paul Franco
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Awesome subtitle that kids won’t get.
Sunday comic strip-like cartoons explain the quirks of different types of fish, with a twist comical—or attempt at comedy—ending. All the creatures think and speak, and for the most part get along, though there’s always some bad guys.
The thought of a humpback whale approaching discreetly blows my mind. . . especially while singing (though as I remember he only sings when mating).
The humor is mostly groan-inducing if you’re over 12, but since this book is mean
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Pop Bop
Feb 14, 2017 rated it liked it
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Better, More Thorough, More Interesting, Than You Might Expect

A few pages into this I was having some doubts. It is in the style of a comic book, in terms of the drawing and the panel layouts. Some of the humor was pretty dopey. The content seemed to be drifting into an emphasis on gross or silly or maybe even kind of dumb. In the first three pages we learn that octopuses collect trash to decorate their hiding spots, (I'm not sure about that), flatfish aren't flat just because they were sat on b
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Kirsten never has enough time
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
The art is great and it's funny AND educational. I would have this on my coffee table just to look at the cartoons from time to time!

Thanks to Netgalley for the read.
Karen
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Un cómic entretenido, con toques de humor y al mismo tiempo educativo, resulta práctico para aprender nuevos datos acerca de la vida bajo el mar.
Sonia
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Mar 20, 2017
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Andréa
Note: I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
Lattelis
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Jan 21, 2018
Nightlizard
Apr 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute and simple art. An educational book for kids. I liked it.

*Digital review copy provided by NetGalley & the publisher in exchange for an honest review or rating.
Leela
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Jun 15, 2018
Monique
Apr 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a great little graphic novel for kids. The information is available in an accessible fun way with humor thrown in. My son found the jokes very funny and learned new things.

I was provided with a free digital copy of this book to review, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Christopher Cazenove was born in Martigues in 1969. A lifelong comics fan, Christophe's first efforts led to a twelve year career … in supermarkets! Toward the tenth year of his employment in frozen foods, one of his projects attracted the attention of comics writer and editor Olivier Sulpice: Predictions of Nostra. After that, he regularly worked for French publisher Bamboo putting his humor to w ...more