Forget your parents' admonitions to not play with your food. This book will guide you in the fine art of playing with your food in a way that will leave you with some fun art-making experience, a good dinner, and some insight into what these creatures do for a living. Where else can you view art, learn to make art, and then eat the subjects as you read about their life histories?
Most of the animals in this book are found in Pacific Northwest waters. The prints made by the author are exceptional in that he makes the fish seem to come alive on the page. And in the chapter on Gyotaku (fish printing) he spills his secrets about how he does that.