Little Monsters of the Ocean

Metamorphosis under the Waves

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Everyone knows that butterflies and frogs go through metamorphosis. But a number of sea creatures do too! Experienced science writer Heather L. Montgomery explores wacky details in the life cycles of some of the world’s most bizarre and fascinating ocean animals in this fresh spin on a highly curricular topic.

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On pre-order until 08/01/2023
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 56
Publication Date 2019-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003150, JNF051050, JNF037070
Dewey 591.77
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 501417
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, and Reviewed

Author: Heather L. Montgomery

Heather L. Montgomery writes for kids who are wild about animals. An award-winning educator, Heather uses yuck appeal to engage young minds. She has a BS in biology and an MS in environmental education and has published numerous science books, including 2019 Orbis Pictus Recommended Book Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill and 2022 Orbis Pictus Recommended Book What's in Your Pocket? Inquiry is her life.


  • Dogwood Book List for Nonfiction, Winner, 2020


Kirkus Reviews

“A lively presentation of an unusual subject, a hidden and little-known part of our natural world.”—Kirkus Reviews