"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."
"<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>"
"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.."
"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"
'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.' The Guardian
'It is a masterful execution of Albert Einstein's dictum that everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.' BBC Wildlife
Shortlisted for the Best Childrens Book 5+ category in the Junior Design Awards 2019
Featuring fascinating fishy facts accompanied by bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations, this book takes children on a journey through the sea and all its zones. Touching on mammals, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles, The Sea Book explores a wealth of incredible marine animals 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.
Following on from The Bee Book, Charlotte Milner continues to highlight to children important ecological issues faced by our planet, this time with a focus on marine life and the damaging effects humans are having on our seas. Children will discover what they can do to help, and there are tips on how to live plastic-free. Children will even get to craft their own recycled shopping bag!
This charming celebration of the sea shows children just how extraordinary our oceans are, and is a reminder that it is up to us to keep it that way.