Little Red Cuttlefish

Little Red Cuttlefish

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She may be spineless, but this invertebrate has a lot of backbone!Little Red jets off to take fresh crab cakes to her grandmother. Everything goes swimmingly--until a big, bad tiger shark attacks! Little Red has to use her cuttlefish defenses--camouflage, quick reflexes, and squirting an ink cloud--to outwit the shark, combining science and spunk. Gorgeous illustrations depict the reef and its adorable main character with lively detail. The authors include information about cuttlefish and tiger sharks, addressing Common Core standards, as well as resources for further reading. This aquatically fractured fairy tale will tickle your cuttlebone and spark your curiosity. After reading, remember to sleep tight--and don't let the copepods bite!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • Gretna, LA, United States
  • English
  • 1455621463
  • 9781455621460
  • 2,096,373

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Little Red is off to deliver a basket of fresh crab cakes to Grandma Cuttlefish. Everything goes first. While Little Red might be safe from any big, bad wolves, she has to look out for something even more dangerous: the hungry tiger shark!

Luckily, this cuttlefish is anything but cuddly, and Little Red has a few tricks hidden up her tentacles. She'll camouflage, squirt ink clouds, and use her quick reflexes to outwit that pesky shark and deliver her crab cakes unharmed. After all--she doesn't want to miss dessert!

This aquatic rendition of a classic tale brings the splendor of the sea to dry land. Combining science, spunk, and lively illustrations, Little Red's adventures will tickle your funny gills and leave you wanting to dive in again and again.

Avid scuba diver Henry Herz has been a defense analyst, software and Web developer, and children's-book author. Partnered with his sons, Josh and Harrison, Herz has authored Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes and its companion story, When You Give an Imp a Penny, also published by Pelican. He continues his mission to "water the seed of creativity in the minds of young people" on his Web site, where he interviews notable children's-book writers and illustrators and chronicles his own adventures as an author.

Kate Gotfredson is currently pursuing a bachelor of fine arts, with a focus on animation and computer science, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Educational and personal projects of this award-winning artist include digital illustration, 3D animation, visual effects, and sculpture. When she isn't drawing, she enjoys playing piano, dancing, video gaming, and eating ice cream.
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50 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 44% (22)
4 26% (13)
3 22% (11)
2 4% (2)
1 4% (2)
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