I knew at first glance that I would love The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau. I mean, really, what an appealing cover! Appealing to me, at least. The text is very simple, great for even young picturebook readers, and the art is so full of eye-catching colors and shapes that I couldn’t look away. Sometimes the art seemed a little too busy, actually–now and then I had trouble finding Jacques among all the fish and crazy wavy lines. Even so, the color palette is great, the subject matter is quite worthy, and the whole thing is a treat to read. Four stars, only held back by the dizzying busy-ness of some of the pages.