Creatures of the Deep

From the Series Real-Life Monsters

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Dive down to the watery depths and encounter the ten strangest creatures living in the oceans. You’ll discover:

● a fish with an angling light
● a snail that harpoons its prey
● a squid with eyes bigger than a human head

Come face to face with these extreme animals and learn their secrets!

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Category Animals
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003150, JNF003090, JNF003000
Dewey 591.77
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1060
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 6.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177644
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Matthew Rake

Matthew Rake lives in London and has worked in publishing for more than twenty years. He has written on a wide variety of topics, including science, sports, and the arts.

Illustrator: Simon Mendez

Simon Mendez, award-winning illustrator, combines his love of nature and drawing by focusing his illustrations on scientific and natural subjects. He paints a wide variety of themes but mainly concentrates on portraits and animal subjects. He lives in the UK.


Publishers Weekly

​"Photographs of each animal fill the pages, augmented with occasional diagrams—readers won’t soon forget the terrifying, gaping jaws of creatures like the anglerfish and goblin shark."—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“These ‘tiny terrors and mini-monsters’ are well-chosen to give even the most hardened browsers the heebie-jeebies. . . . [D]efinitely not for the squeamish.”—Kirkus Reviews