Originally published in: 2008
What it’s about: Legendary marine biologist and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau.
What made me pick it up: As a child I was enamored with Cousteau and hellbent on becoming a marine biologist just like him.
My favorite things: The illustrations in this book are fantastic. It’s a great introduction to Cousteau for younger readers. I especially enjoyed how clearly his curiosity came across on the page. Also, I had forgotten he invented scuba! I’m smitten all over again.
Who it’s great for: Fans of Cousteau. Kids who like animals of all varieties, but especially sea creatures. Anyone brimming with natural curiosity.