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The Big Book of the Blue (The Big Book series)

Yuval Zommer


From the creator of The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts, a magical first book of the ocean to share with young children

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Why does an octopus have eight arms? Why does a crab run sideways? Is a jellyfish made of jelly? Find out the answers to these and many more fishy questions inside. Play search and find in the pictures, too. Can you spot the special fish?

Meet all kinds of slippery, shimmery, powerful and surprising sea creatures from around the world in this first book of the ocean to share with young children.

It is packed with facts about how different types of underwater animals eat, hunt and survive.

Part of the ‘Big Book’ series, a Made for Mums Gold Award winner

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'Zommer excels at creating distinctive illustrations'
Minerva Reads

'A colourful treat for youngsters'
BBC Wildlife

'A truly gorgeous book and a fantastic addition to your natural history selection'
Read It Daddy

'Filled with fun, fishy questions and facts about all manner of slippery, shimmery sea creatures. It will be returned to again and again by kids of all ages'
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine

'This divine celebration of aquatic creatures will feed hungry minds'
Smallish Magazine

'A sparkling underwater introduction'

'Brilliantly bright pictures and fun find-the-sardine hunt on every page to add to the fun'
Angels & Urchins

'Fun and beautifully done'
The Book Trust

'A dive into an underwater world … packed full of bright illustrations and fun facts about the ocean’s amazing creatures'
World of Animals magazine

'Jam-packed with stunning illustrations and tons of facts'
Research-Rich Pedagogies

'An absolute must for any inquisitive young minds’ bookshelves'
Families London

'A wonderful celebration of ocean life and a timely reminder of our responsibility to protect it'
Get Kids into Books

'Lavishly produced with the most interesting and thoughtful information, a total triumph'
Book Lover Jo

'Packed full of amazing facts and quirky illustrations, it will be devoured by children eager to dive deep into the mysterious depths of our seas and oceans'
Ni4Kids Magazine

'A brilliant introduction to the wonderful world of water!'
North Somerset Teachers Book Award Blog

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 34.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 64 pp

Publication date: 10 May 2018

ISBN: 9780500651193

About the Author

Yuval Zommer graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Illustration. He worked as a creative director at leading advertising agencies before becoming the author and illustrator of highly acclaimed non-fiction. Yuval's stunning 'Big Book of...' series encourages children to explore and care for our natural world. The series has now been published in 25 languages and has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards internationally, including the UKLA Book Awards 2018 & 2019, the English Association's Nonfiction Award 2017 & 2019, and the Made For Mums Award 2018 & 2019.

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Sea life expert Barbara Taylor

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