Jellies: The Life of Jellyfish
We don't know everything. Even though is seems we must have discovered all the Earth's secrets and named all the stars by now, we haven't. Even simple creatures like jellyfish hold mysteries that scientists are just beginning to learn about. There are also many jellyfish waiting to be discovered...
Here's what Margarette Reid with Children's Literature had to say about Jellies:
Addressing the reader in the second person, the narrator makes the unique life of jellyfish dramatically personal. Jellies have no volition at all. Neither are they able to worry about it, for they have no brain. They depend on ocean currents to move them from place to place and to bring them food. Chemicals protect them by stinging at a touch from friend or foe. Some can produce food inside their bodies, but most are fed by chance. They are of every size. Some are named; some are undiscovered. They are beautiful. They eat. They reproduce. They exist. Scientists are fascinated by them and children will be too throughout the pages of this lovely book. They can study them and touch the pictures and not be hurt.