The Big Book of the Blue (The Big Book Series) (Hardcover)
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Reading this book feels like a trip to an aquarium.— Rae Ann
Following The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts, the hugely successful series takes to the sea!
Following the wild success of The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts, The Big Book of the Blue is the third installment in Yuval Zommer’s beloved series. Alongside everything the young oceanographer needs to know, Zommer’s charming illustrations bring to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals.
The book opens by explaining how different types of animals are able to breathe and survive underwater, and the different families to which they belong. Subsequent pages are dedicated to specific creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, stingrays, and seahorses, and show varied life in specific habitats, such as a coral reef or deep sea bed. The Big Book of the Blue also explores the underwater world thematically, looking at animals in danger, learning how to spot creatures at the beach, and discovering how to do our part to save sea life. Beautiful and filled with fascinating facts, young, curious readers won’t be able to tear their eyes away from the page.
— Booklist (starred review)
A refreshing dive past some of our world's marine wonders.
— Kirkus Reviews
Zommer's illustrations are more whimsical than naturalistic--creatures peer at one another with expressive, close-set eyes-but fun, accompanying captions provide factual insights… The portrait layout enhances the sense of ocean depth… Zommer introduces a seek-and-find element, which will lead readers to discover additional faces and surprises within the teeming underwater scenes.
— Publishers Weekly