StoryMakers with Roxie Munro DIVE IN
Goggles? Check. Flippers? Check. Snorkle? Check. You are all ready to dive in with Rocco and nonfiction author and illustrator Roxie Munro for a chat about her new book, DIVE IN: SWIM WITH SEA CREATURES AT THEIR ACTUAL SIZE. OK, you might not really need diving equipment to watch StoryMakers, but you will learn lots of real facts about tropical sea creatures, life in a coral reef, AND how to draw a Rainbow Parrotfish!
ABOUT the Book
Dive In: Swim With Sea Creatures at Their Actual Size
Splash into one of the world’s most alluring — and threatened — habitats, without getting your feet wet.
Without travelling any further than your bookshelf, encounter exquisite coral reef creatures in this clever introduction to underwater life! Brightly illustrated at true-to-life size, Dive In introduces more than twenty undersea creatures. From the brilliantly colored rainbow parrotfish to a venomous southern stingray, follow the path of a scuba diver discovering the many creatures living in a coral reef– including a huge gatefold spread featuring a massive reef shark.
As you go, you’ll find that each detailed, bright spread fits together with the next, charting a journey through one big scene in this meticulously illustrated nonfiction picture book.
Accompanying the vibrant artwork are detailed descriptions of the 29 featured creatures, revealing their intriguing habits and more about the Caribbean coral reef they call home. A key included in the back matter shows how the pages smartly fit together. An index, a map, and a section on protecting coral reefs are also included.
Budding conservationists will love learning about this vital ecosystem of coral reefs around the world from the comforts of home!
DOWNLOAD this coloring sheet to follow along with
Rocco and Roxie!
Watch to learn the artistic process of making DIVE IN!
ABOUT Roxie Munro
Roxie was born in Texas, and grew up in southern Maryland, by the Chesapeake Bay. At the age of six, she won first prize in a county-wide contest for a painting of a bowl of fruit. She has been a working artist all her life, for a while freelancing in Washington DC as a television courtroom artist. It was great training for life drawing, concentration under pressure, and making deadlines. Clients included CBS, the Washington Post, and the Associated Press. Fourteen of her paintings have been published as covers of The New Yorker magazine.
She also creates oils, watercolors, prints, and drawings, primarily cityscapes, which are exhibited widely in the US in galleries and museums. Roxie’s work is in numerous private, public, and corporate collections.
Roxie Munro studied at the University of Maryland, the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore), earned a BFA in Painting from the University of Hawaii, attended graduate school at Ohio University (Athens), and received a Yaddo Fellowship in Painting. She lectures in museums, schools, libraries, conferences, and teaches in workshops.
Many oils and watercolors are views from the roof of her sky-lighted loft studio in Long Island City, New York, just across the East River from her home in mid-Manhattan. Roxie is married to the Swedish writer/photographer, Bo Zaunders ( www.bozaunders.com).
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