The Sea Book

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Published by DK Children

By Charlotte Milner

Illustrated by Charlotte Milner

"Stands out, amid shoals of ocean-focused fact books, for its friendly and appealing design; it has clearly been made not for the coffee table but for children to use and enjoy. From the role the sea plays in sustaining human life, to details of exotic animals such as the cookiecutter shark and by-the- wind sailor, it is rich, engrossing, and packed with passion - especially when calling to preserve the seas from plastic pollution."

The Guardian

"<p>The Sea Book places the planet's oceanic zoological wonders in a wider ecology of food<br>webs, ecosystems and planetary processes. Environmental concerns are raised, but without scaring the living daylights out of any children, or their parents. It is a masterful execution of Albert Einstein's dictum that everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.</p>"

BBC Wildlife

"Super colourful and easy to digest [...] It's non-fiction with a conscience too - a section at the back is devoted to ways you can cut down on plastic, including a how-to on making a t-shirt into a reusable shopping bag. Practical, intriguing and beautiful to peruse.."

The Northern Echo

"It would suit all ages... a great amount of information that my daughter and I enjoyed reading together. A must for any children with an interest in the sea"


"Jam packed with information about marine creatures - from mammals to the problem with plastic ending up in the sea"


"I found it brilliant how much information was in this book and it captured my 3 year old... this was a very educational book I would recommend!"


"It was at exactly the right level for my boy, aged 7, and he loved it... one of his most favourite book that gives facts"


"An amazing book that my class loved... It's beautifully illustrated and an excellent non fiction book. Will be recommending to other teaching colleagues!"


"The illustrations were really detailed and my five year old was engrossed. We have read it several times and I have also bought another copy for my niece"


About The Sea Book

Featuring fascinating, fishy fun facts accompanied by bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations, this book takes children on a journey through the sea and all its zones.

This charming celebration of the sea shows children how extraordinary our oceans are and is a reminder that it is up to us to keep it that way - shortlisted for Best Children's Book 5+ category in the Junior Design Awards 2019.

The Sea Book is the coolest educational book about the sea, covering a wealth of sea animals, including mammals, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles. It explores the underwater worlds of incredible marine life and their habitats. From up on the ice, down to colourful coral reefs, underwater forests, and right down to the deepest darkest depths where the weird and wonderful lurk - it's sure to delight any ocean-obsessed child.

Following on from The Bee Book, Charlotte Milner continues to highlight critical environmental issues faced by our planet. This time the focus is on our watery friends and the damaging effects humans are having on our seas. The perfect introduction to ocean conservation packaged in a way that won't leave children (or their parents for that matter) fearing for life on earth.

Children will discover what they can do to help, and there are fantastic tips on how to live plastic-free as well. Kids will also get to craft their own recycled shopping bag too!

Dive Into A Watery World

What lies beneath the waves?

Life can be found everywhere in the sea - from the sunlit ocean surface to the darkest depths. The sea is home to a variety of life, which makes it a fascinating, exciting and significant place.

There are more than 33,000 types of fish. Some fish can fly, some can dance, some are flat, and some are long. The sea has forests, ice, and exciting critters too. This adorable kid's book is the perfect meet-cute for kids and our beautiful oceans.

Discover our oceans in a whole new way, learning about:
- Why the sea is important
- What lies beneath the waves
- Life on the ice
- Changing seas and plastic problems
- How you can help and much, much more!

This delightful book is one of three children's books on conservation for your little ones to enjoy. Try The Bat Book and The Bee Book next!