Good Eating introduces kids to a critical species in the ocean food chain: krill. Writing from the 2nd person point of view, Lilley uses an engaging, conversation style to describe the life cycle of krill.
Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill
by Matt Lilley
illustrated by Dan Tavis
Tilbury House Publishers, 2022Grades K-5
"You eat all the smallest things. You eat, eat, eat and swim, swim, swim and grow. You grow another shell. The you eat-grow-swim and swim-grow-eat."
Children will enjoy the cartoon-like illustrations depicting krill with exaggerated eyes and comical expressions. Bold neon blue and green krill are depicted on a black background to illustrate their bioluminescence. When a blue whale enters the story in a dramatic fashion, readers will get a sense of where krill fit into the food chain.
"A million of you might make a meal for one hungry WHALE!"
This scientific picture book will teach young readers about the importance of krill and why they are considered a "keystone species" in the ocean. Give this book to children who enjoy reading about animals, nature and science. They will want to read it again and again!