On a recent trip to our local library my son spotted this book The Sea Book and he immediately loved it. And when he showed me the book I have to admit I was impressed with everything about this little gem.
Let me start by saying this book is aimed at ages 5 – 9 and is possibly a bit young for my son (he actually already knew all the facts included in the book) but he just loved the style and the layout. I really wish we had this book 3 years ago. It would have been perfect and would have been one of the most frequently read books on my son’s bookshelf. So even though I consider it slightly young for my son I am so impressed with this book that I really wanted to share some photos and details about it.
We really like the whole feel about this book. They layout is just appealing and you find yourself wanting to read on. I was really amazed by how much they covered in the 48 pages, it ticks so many educational topics – the layers of the ocean, different marine creatures, marine habitats and the problems that are faced today. And they have also included some nice extra details – like some of the interesting types of sharks, the cartilage in sharks bodies, baleen plates and the life cycle of the sea turtle.
I feel like it sits between the traditional picture books (because it contains more information than normal picture books) and the older non-fiction books (it just seems more story like than older typical non-fiction books). It is a nice way of transitioning the kids from picture books into something slightly more complex. I really think the author has done an amazing job with this book.
For those of you want more detail – each double page covers the following
- Our blue planet
- what the bottom of the sea looks like
- why is the sea important
- what lives beneath the waves
- plenty of fish
- what is the biggest fish in the sea
- scaly swimmers
- meet the mammals
- other curious creatures
- there’s no place like home
- a life on the ice
- coral reef city
- underwater forests
- the big blue
- dark and deep
- what’s the catch
- too many boats, too few fish
- changing seas
- plastic problems
- how can we help?
- make your own shopping bag
- a wave of change
My son and I Highly recommend it for ages 5 -9.
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