Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible ALVIN
Written by Michelle Cusolito
Illustrated by Nicole Wong
Age Level: 5 – 9
Grade Level: K - 4
I was on a different kind of boat this week, but I was hooked by this book. It takes you through a day inside ALVIN as it searches the sea floor for treasures. Imagine, finding the Titanic!
The back pages are great! They tell you how how small Alvin is, only 7 feet in diameter. Can you imagine spending a day inside, with 2 other people? Talk about crowded! They also tell you how the author and illustrator researched this book. And one last fun fact…did you know Alvin started exploring the deep in 1965? Since then it has had 40 male pilots, and 1 female. I think it’s time for some girl power!
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Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.