Friday, March 29, 2019

Fact Friday: Little Monsters of the Ocean by Heather Montgomery

Little Monsters of the Ocean: metamorphosis under the waves by Heather Montgomery. 56 p. Millbrook Press/ Lerner Publishing Group, January, 2019. 9781541528987. (Review of purchased finished copy.)

Fact Friday features Little Monsters of the Ocean: metamorphosis under the waves by Heather Montgomery. Most students learn about the metamorphosis of butterflies and frogs. Students at my school study monarchs in depth in seventh grade. They may be surprised to learn that many other animals undergo the process. The catch is that most are microscopic. 

In a casual, conversational tone, the author introduces these fascinating creatures with complicated, multisyllabic names. The cover of this attractive, slightly oversized book will entice. The many full-color photos and illustrations help the careful reader make connections with the text. Backmatter consists of an author's note, a helpful chart of life stages that lists all the animals discussed in the text, a brief glossary, selected bibliography and suggestions of books, videos and websites where budding scientists can learn more.

If your students learn about metamorphosis in science, this book belongs in your collection. If you want to inspire awe, this book belongs in your collection. If you have fact hounds in your school, this book belongs in your collection. Give your science teachers a heads up. Mine can't wait to read Little Monsters of the Ocean!


  1. Looks like an interesting read! Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. Thank you! I love how this topic has something for every learner!