A First Book of the Sea

A First Book of the Sea


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In a remarkable collaboration, Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton celebrate the sea in all its changing moods — and the place it holds in our hearts and minds.

Ours is a blue planet. The oceans cover more than two-thirds of its surface and constantly calls to us to play, explore, and dream. Our fascination with the sea is as endless as our means of enjoying it — whether building sand castles, navigating by the stars, or observing strange and beautiful marine creatures. In a volume brimming with information, Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton capture the magic and majesty of the ocean with stunning words and pictures. Poems about manta rays, flying fish, and humpback whales mingle with verses about harbors, storms, and pearl divers. Glimpses of life in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans flow into spreads about tropical islands, coral reefs, and ancient shipwrecks on the seabed. Teeming with colorful details, this treasure trove of knowledge will be pored over by adults and children alike, and its exploration of the vast mysteries of the sea will captivate readers for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763698829
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 475,282
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Nicola Davies trained as a zoologist and has written many award-winning books for children, including Bat Loves the Night, Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes, The Promise, and I (Don’t) Like Snakes. She lives in Wales.

Emily Sutton is the illustrator of The Christmas Eve Tree by Delia Huddy and two other picture book collaborations with Nicole Davies: Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes and Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth. Emily Sutton lives in York, England.

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A First Book of the Sea 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
Nicola Davies is a well-known children’s book author who has produced some stunning non-fiction books and this is another to add to that list. This book is all about the sea (if you couldn’t guess). It is filled with different fish, whales, birds even things such as a lighthouse and surfer. Each page has a different item and is complete with stunning artwork by Emily Sutton and a poem written by Nicola. The book is split into four parts Down by the Shore, Journeys, Under the Sea, and Wonders. The poems vary in size, some a few words long, some are full page. I would say due to the more grown-up illustrations – there’s no cartoon work here – and the poems, that this book would be more for an older child, even though it is called ‘A First Book’. What I truly like about this book is that Ms. Davies also teaches the children what is the deadliest in the seas – Plastic. There is a double page all about plastic in the sea and what it does to the creatures. The illustration that accompanies these pages hopefully will have children fully understanding how bad the situation really is. This would be an amazing book to have in a school and use for class reads. It would also work just as well at home too for all those young children who are interesting in the sea and animals.