Under the Sea by Ethan Long
Penguin Young Readers, 2014
Level 1: Emergent Reader
Series: Clara and Clem
Genre: Underwater Life
Friends Clara and Clem taking a rhyming look at underwater life in this colorful easy reader. They hug sharks, find buried treasure and more.
This was one of the Cybils shortlist titles that my group reviewed. Its a fairly fun read. I love the vibrant illustrations, the graphics pretty much sell the tale. I did find the text to be pretty simple and some of the rhymes felt forced. This is third book of the Clara and Clem books. I like the range of topics that the books cover: Clara and Clem Take a Ride, in Outer Space. I’m curious to see where they go next.
Overall, its a fun book that introduces new vocabulary in a fun way. The illustrations are really the selling point of the books for me. I like the pair of Clara and Clem, although there isn’t really much to their characters. They are just the vehicles that take us along with their adventures.
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