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A stunning lift-the-flap and laser-cut book that reveals the secrets of the sea, by the creator of the acclaimed Anatomy


Take a deep breath and dive into this gorgeous, large-format book, which uses clever cutouts and laser-cut illustrations to explore the ocean from shoreline and shallows to inkiest depths. A meticulously crafted, die-cut coral theatre presents a wonderful stage on which a teeming underwater world plays. As well as looking at the movements of waves and water, Hélène Druvert brings to life the ocean’s inhabitants: lift the flaps to discover shellfish and crabs hiding under rocks, or zoom in on a giant squid. This fascinating journey ends with a reminder of how essential it is to preserve the oceans.


'Absolutely stunning'
Jen Campbell, Christmas Gift Guide

'Visually stunning … its fantastic content will bring the Ocean alive'
Starlight and Stories


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'Hélène’s gorgeous laser-cut illustrations are colourful and entrancing, making this book the perfect addition to any shelf'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback without Jacket

Size: 36.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 40 pp

Publication date: 8 November 2018

ISBN: 9780500651773

About the Author

Hélène Druvert is an illustrator, paper and textile designer. She is the author of Paris Up, Up and Away, Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away, New York Melody, and, with her father, Jean-Claude, Anatomy and Ocean, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Emmanuelle Grundmann is a renowned biologist, naturalist and journalist, and the author of one other book for children, Zoo-ology.

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