A new and exciting pick-your-path STEM adventure for emerging readers!
This series starter takes emerging readers on an expedition to the ocean’s twilight zone in search of a giant squid. But giant squids are hard to find. Readers will need to join the expedition and help make choices along the way.
First they'll pick their submersible. And then their pilot and dive site. They'll need to be careful—not every path leads where it seems, but whatever path they pick, they’ll see and learn amazing things!
SPARKS INTEREST IN STEM: This introduction to the career of marine zoologist, and the other members of a deep-sea expedition, lets readers dip their toes into being a teuthologist—a scientist who studies cephalopods such as octopus and squid.
ENTERTAINS WHILE IT EDUCATES: Each possible path leads to a different outcome, so readers learn new facts about scientific expeditions and marine life as they explore the deep seas in search of the elusive giant squid.
COMIC BOOK APPEAL: The bright, graphic-paneled imagery will entice kids drawn to comic books, while also making the abundance of information accessible even for the most reluctant reader.
A DEEPER STEM DIVE: Teaches not just about giant squid, but about the many people needed to undertake a scientific expedition.
INCLUSIVE APPROACH: Research shows children need to "see it to be it." The images in the book showcase a broader range of inclusivity than many STEM titles.
THE FIRST IN A SERIES: Watch for the next choose-your-own-path book, all about mushrooms and mycology: the study of fungi!
- Emerging readers with an interest in STEM, ocean animals, and squids!
- Excellent resource for teachers, librarians, and homeschool educators to explore science, travel, and career topics
- Fans of other pick-your-path type books, National Geographic kids' books, and the Magic Tree House and Who Would Win book series
- Birthday, holiday, or summer break gift for boys and girls who love adventure books, animal books, and stories about the kraken and other sea monsters
About the Author
Amy Seto Forrester is a youth services librarian at Eugene Public Library who is passionate about diverse, engaging books for new readers. An active member of ALA and ALSC, she is co-founder and co-host of the Guessing Geisel blog and often writes for the review journal Kirkus. Frustrated by the lack of diversity in books for developing readers, she decided to write one herself. She then turned to her brother, artist Andy Musser, for the pictures.
Andy Musser is an artist and a storyteller. He was born in Oregon but now lives in Seattle. When not in the studio, he can be found visiting the library, rock climbing, or volunteering with the Bureau of Fearless Ideas working to help kids develop their own picture books.
Immensely engaging, this reader packs an informational punch.” — Booklist, starred review
“An engaging, fun, and deep guide to how sea research happens.” — Kirkus Reviews