July 13, 2015
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau
by Jennifer Berne
illustrated by Éric PuyBaret
A poetic biography of Jacques Cousteau and his life in the sea, Berne's book is filled with magic and wonder. A fold-out spread dramatically illustrates the ocean's depths.
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
by Dan Yaccarino
Yaccarino's retro drawings perfectly capture the amazing world under the sea, as does the book's large format presentation. Cousteau's story is told in simple, clear prose, making his achievements easily understandable for ages six and up. Cousteau's character is further illuminated through his actual words, which may be found on several pages.
A very attractive book.