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Aquarium book affirms biblical view of creation Print Email
Written by Karen Schmidt   
Monday, 09 March 2009 05:50 PM America/New_York

The fun of a field trip has been bound up in a series that involves the whole family. Next month, Master Books, an imprint of New Leaf Publishing Group, adds its third title, The Complete Aquarium Adventure: A Field Trip in a Book (978-0-890-51554-9, $18.99), to this inventive line.

Excellent photography of undersea creatures in their natural habitats accents the text. Puzzles, word games and educational activities that draw kids deeper into the experience of aquariums and oceanic realms —like constructing a diorama— make the book useful for homeschoolers as well as for interactive family times.

Creationists and educators Bill and Merilee Clifton wrote the text that takes kids ages 5 to 10 into the world’s water kingdoms. The Cliftons are qualified as Florida Master Naturalists—promoting awareness of the state’s natural world—and also own and operate Science Partners, a field trip and workshop organization designed to introduce students to animals and nature.

The Complete Aquarium Adventure is spiral-bound like Master Books’ previous “Field Trip” releases, which highlighted the creation museum and zoos. Master Books’ Editor in Chief Laura Welch said the first release, The Complete Zoo Adventure (2007), rose quickly to the top of the publisher’s children’s books for that year. The second title, The Complete Creation Museum Adventure, published in January 2009, benefited from interest in the Creation Museum in Kentucky, which opened in 2007.

“I think the success of these books can be attributed to being something unusual,” Welch said. “They’re creation-based, special activity-focused products that tie in with great family destinations.”

For more information or to order, call New Leaf Publishing Group at 800-999-3777.