What Would You Be If You Lived Under the Sea?

A joyful adventure combining the discovery of the sea, and one’s self is found between the pages of this book. It all starts one day as we find our friend sitting by the water’s edge. He sees the reflection of a tree and the sun in the water. The reflection makes it look as if the tree and the sun are under the sea. “How can this be? The sun and tree can not be under the sea,” he asks himself.Then our friend ponders, What would I be if I lived Under the Sea? This is a hard question for our friend, so he starts his quest of wonder as he asks his classmates and teacher what they would be if they lived under the sea.His question is answered, as if by magic, when the people answering are transformed into different sea life. This is a colorful sea tale of both words and imagination that are meant to ignite the readers imagination and spark conversation with family, classroom, and between friends who wonder what it would be like if they lived under the sea.Professor J. Arthur even included a way that you can write to him and use your words, and/or pictures of what you would be if you lived under the sea? to let him know.A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all of Joe Arthur’s writing go to: Associations of Zoos and Aquariums, Covenant House, Native American Right Funds, The NAACP, The USS Constitution Museum, and the World Wildlife Fund.* Teachers and Parents *This book was written as a springboard for a ‘Know/Want to know/Learned’ (KWL) exercise. In this exercise, when the reader imagines what they would be if they lived under the sea and tells the class what they know. Other students’ curiosity’s will develop as they ask questions about their classmates imagined sea creature. Then all may engage in a discussion about what they learned. This is a fun bonding experience that will also help to build positive interpersonal relationships and school skills. Professor Arthur’s book is a wonderful way to ignite the imagination of our young people and inspire their involvement in this living environment that we all share. Once the student’s imagination is lit, that fire cannot be put out. Another great tool to teach students about the seas is a visit to their local aquarium. It was Albert Einstein who said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”May you grow strong, stay healthy, and be the miracle - please.


--Prof. Joe Arthur