Friday, January 29, 2010

A Trip to the Ocean by John D. Morris

Riding the waves and exploring the depths, popular characters Tracker John and his sidekick, D.J., take us on a special exploration of the seas. This full-color children’s book helps us understand this mysterious frontier, while introducing young readers to a wide variety of God’s ocean creatures. A delightful children’s story with plenty of teaching information, this book will make an instant connection with kids. A study section can be found in the back of the book and includes terms, facts, and what the Bible says about the ocean.

John Morris, Ph.D., is president of the Institute for Creation Research in El Cajon, California and has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Oklahoma. He is a popular speaker and author and in addition to his writing and research, has searched Turkey’s Mt. Ararat several times for Noah’s ark.

A Trip to the Ocean seemed like a perfect supplement for our science study this year.  (Gracie and I are working through the Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day book by Jeannie Fulbright and Apologia.)  We enjoyed adding this book into our school days.  We split it up and read it in shorter sections over a few days.

We enjoyed the story, the colorful illustrations, and the gospel message that is shared at the end.  It's hard to find books like this that don't include the whole "millions of years" theory. The fact that this one is based on Creation Science and has a great message for non-Christians, made this one a must-have on our bookshelf.

The Appendix at the end is PERFECT for homeschoolers!  It includes Interesting Facts About the Ocean (did you know that the oceans covers 3/4 of the earth?), Interesting Animals In and Near Tidepools (you'll enjoy learning more about abalones, starfish, sea urchins, and more), The Ocean's Biggest and the Smallest and the Fastest and the Oldest (there are some very interesting facts here), and What the Bible Says About the Ocean (with Scripture references for further study).

This book was received for free from New Leaf Publishing. My thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the publisher.

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