Tag Archives: Coral Reefs

Fuse 8 Gives Coral Reefs a Great Review

In November, the New York Public Library’s children’s librarian, Betsy Bird wrote a wonderful review of Coral Reefs on her blog, A Fuse #8 Production. … continue reading

Coral Reefs Cover Revealed

Last week Coral Reefs was made available for pre-order and the cover was revealed.  Here it is:

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Coral and Algae: A Remarkable Partnership

In my post, Corals: Nature’s Greatest Builders, I wrote about how corals build reefs, but I didn’t write about how corals themselves grow.  Here is an explanation (like the previous post, I am focusing on hard corals):

Most corals start as a single polyp.  The polyp divides in two**, then those divide into four and … continue reading

Amazing Octopi

After a year and a half reading about coral reefs and the creatures that inhabit them, the octopus has emerged as my favorite animal, hands down.  Here are my favorite things about octopuses:

They can squirt ink to distract and confuse predators allowing them to escape danger. They can change the color of … continue reading

Corals: Natures Greatest Builders

Coral reefs are the largest structures on earth that are built by animals.  There are reefs that are more massive than the hover dam, the great wall of china and the great pyramids.  And what creatures build them?  You guessed it: corals.

To understand how they do it, it’s first important to understand what a … continue reading

Coming Soon: Coral Reefs

I’ve just finished work on Coral Reefs, which is slated for publication in Fall 2011.  The book is similar to Redwoods (not a sequel, but more of a companion) and I’m really excited about it.  Did you know that coral reefs are the largest structures on earth created by living things?  Far bigger than … continue reading

Painting Process Step Four: Layering Color and Adding Detail

To begin with, I apologize to anyone who read about the first three steps in my painting process and has been waiting to read about the final step for a full year.  I’ve been distracted from blogging this year, but I’ve finally found time to write the final post in this series.  So without further … continue reading

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