Oceans and seas make up much of the planet and provide a home for millions of different plants and animals. Look beneath the waves and there’s a rich world just waiting to be explored. From the chilly waters of the Arctic to tropical Caribbean Seas, the tourist hotspot of the Mediterranean to the shipping lanes of the South China Sea. It is time to dive in and meet the oceans…
Welcome to an underwater wonderland! Young explorers and curious kids will love hopping aboard a submarine and joining a girl and her dog on an exciting underwater expedition around the world. Bursting with bite-sized chunks of information and dazzling fluorescent underwater worlds, eyes will be popping on this terrific journey to nine of the world’s oceans and seas.
Each body of water introduces itself in a fun rhyme, sharing what makes it so great. Fascinating facts highlight just some of the incredible things that can be found both above and below the waves; the icebergs, penguins and research stations in the Southern Ocean, the tropical island paradises and colourful fish of the Caribbean Sea, the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral sea that can be seen from space, the hidden caves and mountains at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean; the oceans and seas are a treasure trove of wonders and delights.
Swimming through the pages are an eye-popping collection of wonderful animals, there’s narwhals, beluga whales, swordfish, blue tangs, sea snakes, tomato frogs, penguins and many more, the waters are rich with life and we need to help keep it that way.
The oceans are not without their problems. A gentle cry for help comes from the Pacific Ocean that, like many of its friends, is facing a losing battle with pollution. Bearing a sad face, our pal the Pacific is feeling a bit sick from all of the rubbish that is being dumped and it needs our help to get better again.
Instantly appealing, just one look at the front cover will have many children diving in, this is a fabulously engaging and educational picture book and journeying through the vibrant and eye-catching pages is a real treat. Bright colours create rich underwater worlds and will encourage a love of the oceans and the animals and plants that live within them. Sandwiched by fantastic endpapers, which include a world map showing the exact location of each of the oceans, Meet the Oceans is a brilliant introduction to the waters of the world.
We need children to want to take responsibility for the planet and to protect precious environments and ecosystems. Books like this are a great starting point and will encourage future generations to care and to help in any way they can.
Recommended for 4+.