We received this book to give an honest review.
I read this book to K last night and he seemed to enjoy it. It dealt with the ocean and I knew he would be able to connect with the characters as they were in second grade like him.
Into the Abyss follows four young boys as they decide to build a submarine and find an abyss in the ocean. What intrigued them to do this is in school they were learning about an abyss and what it is.
They have some very cool parents as they let them build a submarine and then take it into the ocean no questions asked. As they are traveling into the deep dark ocean they encounter different types of fish that live in the Abyss.
When their trip ends I thought it was neat that they put a note on the submarine saying "Free to use."
The story is very simple, so it makes it easier for the kiddos to enjoy it I think a lot better. There are no pictures which K was kind of upset as he loves anything to do with animals. So for him not to get to see them he wanted me to look on the internet for him. Though there were no pictures he did enjoy how they went into the ocean. Afterwards we talked about him going on an adventure and he replied with a scenario of if a vampire squid attacked his ship what would he do. This book brought out some discussions that was neat.