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Jellyfish Cover
Check out other books in this science series:
Do Doodlebugs Doodle?
Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle?

Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter?
Amazing Sea Creature Facts

Co-author Artemis Roehrig
Illustrated by Ellen Shi

Persnickety Press
ISBN-13: 978-1943978441

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"Delightful wordplay, laugh-out-loud questions, and interesting information combine perfectly with expressive, comical, and accurate illustrations...." --Booklist

"A charming science read-aloud. . . Ideal for storytime." -- School Library Journal

"Playful questions and factual answers...the jokes are clever...wordplay that is entertaining." --Kirkus Reviews

Explore the fun and fascinating world of sea creatures through this lively question and answer book, the underwater follow-up to the award-winning insect book, Do Doodlebugs Doodle?

Do starfish sign autographs? Do seahorses wear saddles? Do lampreys get plugged in? These silly questions—the kind kids often ask—are followed by informative answers, sure to make every reader eager to learn more aboutmarine life. Kids will delight in this engaging, interactive read-aloud, and educators, parents, and budding naturalists will enjoy the detailed illustrations. With an extensive authors’ note, this book provides an exciting introduction to marine animals, suitable for any science lesson. Additional back matter on each of the sea creatures will inspire further study.


Imaginations will come to life as the authors pose silly but logical questions that might occur to a young child: "Do seahorses wear saddles?" "Do pilot whales hang out in airports?" "Do mussels work out at the gym?" "Do sea lions roar?" ... Delightful wordplay, laugh-out-loud questions, and interesting information combine perfectly with expressive, comical, and accurate illustrations depicting creatures such as lampreys, trumpet fish, and, of course, jellyfish. ... A fun and accessible introduction to some amazing sea creatures, sure to get young readers interested in oceans and their preservation.

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Playful questions are proposed for a series of sea creatures, focusing on wordplay, and then followed by a contrasting fact. Illustrations feature animals in a silly scenario (“Do trumpet fish play in marching bands?”) followed by depictions of the animals in their natural environment....The repeated pattern of a silly question followed by a reliable “No!” and succinct, easily digestible information would be ideal for reading out loud in a storytime or classroom setting. The “What’s in the Sea” section at the end of the book features more detailed information and a photograph of each of the animals mentioned in the text.
VERDICT This whimsical look at sea creatures is a light but charming science read-aloud for younger kids.

--School Library Journal
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Playful questions and factual answers introduce 12 sea creatures.... The jokes are clever: Lamprey eels aren't "plugged in," but they do connect by "attaching their mouths to a fish's body," and so forth....Some images include human children; a pale-skinned child with brown hair in a double bun and a different brown-haired child with darker skin appear more than once. Noting that their examples include mammals, fish, and invertebrates, the authors provide a paragraph of further information about each of these animals in the backmatter.... Wordplay that is entertaining and mildly educational. (Informational picture book. 4-8)

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DeborahKalbBooks (blog post), Thursday, September 10, 2020
Q&A with Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig"

Arts Week, WOMR podcast, Provincetown, MA, September 10, 2020
Candace Hammond interviews Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig

Provincetown Independent, Thursday, September 3, 2020
" Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig Help Families Learn Together"
By Susannah Elisabeth Fulcher

Provincetown Banner, August 24, 2020
"Wellfleet mother & adult daughter avoid stagnation, ‘bickering’ with creative projects"
By Candace Hammond

Jones Library Live Interview, Amherst, MA, May 12, 2020
Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig discuss past and current projects

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Artemis Roehrig received her master’ degree in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Massachusetts. Her interest in sea creatures was sparked while working at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. She loves spending time at the ocean looking for sea creatures with her children. She is co-author of Are Pirates Polite? , Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? and Do Doodlebugs Doodle?

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Twitter: @artemisroehrig


Ellen ShiFrom a young age, Ellen Shi was often found with her nose in between the pages a book. She was raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and spent many weekends at the library. She went on to get her BFA in Illustration from RISD hoping to make the world a bit brighter of a place. She thinks children’s books are her calling since the excitement of slapping down a color and the response when sharing illustration makes her feel like she’s on top of the world. Ellen has always admired a variety of artists, but is primarily inspired by life, nature, and color. When not working on her art, you can find her listening to podcasts, marathon-watching movies, or with her nose in between the pages of a book.

Other illustrated picture books include: Do Doodlebugs Doodle? by Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig, Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing and Little Frog and the Spring Polliwogs both by Jane Yolen; School People by Lee Bennet Hopkins; and World Pizza By Cece Meng.

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