INTO THE BLUE
Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: Abbie Cameron
BUY – Into the Blue
Shark egg cases, rock pool shrimps and silvery sand eels await discovery in this exciting children’s picture book that’s brimming with sea life.
Zoologist and popular UK children’s author Nicola Davies, explores the world of sea creatures in yet another informative book in her ecologically focused series for youngsters.
Illustrator Abbie Cameron’s arrow like Guillemots and Gannets, capture perfectly the dance of life where ocean meets cliff. Her detailed drawings bring to life the swoop, swim and scuttle on every page.
We are fortunate to have books like this, which invite our kids to discover the diversity of life which exists far beyond their daily lives.
Into the Blue, would be a useful book if you are starting to talk about conservation and habitats with your child.
The science angle is intriguing too.
A microscope shows someone tiny living in a rock pool and whales can be heard far below a ship using a hydrophone.
Out on the ice, penguins watch the sunset as an exploration ship, home to the marine biologists and zoologists who work on it, floats silently.
These pictures are very special as they are based on the real thing, rather than watered down (excuse the pun) images which give an idea of an environment but little opportunity for exploration and discussion.
Christmas tree worms sure are strange, like bright little forests swaying down on the reef.
Gasp at the Grampus as it leaps from the waves.
It is also an engaging book to read with small groups of children.
Kids will be amazed that turtles eat jellyfish without feeling their stingers!
Youngsters will be full of questions.
You may want to find out a few facts in advance or use this book as a springboard into further investigation.
Children will enjoy browsing Into the Blue with you or on their own.
A wonderful picture book to inspire young artists, animal lovers and adventurers.
Other books in this series are ‘Animal Surprises’ and ‘The Word Bird’. Each has a little maze puzzle on the last page.