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Monday 14 May 2018

Review: The Big Book of the Blue

The Big Book of the Blue is a visual delight.

Filled with the most divine illustrations, it’s perfect for little learners curious about the seas. 

Divided by sea creature type (sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins and many more), kids can explore the oceans and the amazing animals that call them home. 

Fun and interesting facts are scattered amongst the illustrations. They are short and snappy, so the book isn’t text heavy. 

And they are interesting — the kind of facts you read and immediately want to repeat to whoever is sitting next to you.

Did you know dolphins sleep by resting one half of their brains at a time? 

Did you know that if a jellyfish is cut in half it becomes two living jellyfish?

Did you know penguins have heavy bones that help them dive underwater?

This is a great book for schools and classrooms. The illustrations are so beautifully stunning they will draw kids to them. And the information is so fascinating I doubt they’ll even realise they’re learning. 

There’s a great section on threats to oceans and sea life, and an index at the back allows you to look up individual animals. But along with information, The Big Book of the Blue is also packed with interactive fun. There are hidden fish to find throughout the pages and other special things to spot as you go. 

For a fun, informative and visually stunning book about sea creatures, you must check out The Big Book of the Blue. And you can also find The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts, also by Yuval Zommer.

Title: The Big Book of the Blue
Author/Illustrator: Yuval Zommer
Publisher: Thames and Hudson, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 May 2018
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780500651193
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book, Junior Non-Fiction