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The Big Book of the Blue

The Big Book of the Blue

Alongside everything the young oceanographer needs to know, Zommer's charming illustrations bring to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals. Third in Zommer's series that includes The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts. F... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780500651193
Barcode 9780500651193
Published 15 May 2018 by Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Zommer, Yuval
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780500651193
ISBN-10 0500651191
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Date 15 May 2018
International Publication Date 10 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Zommer, Yuval
Category Animals
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 340mm
Weight 770g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Marine animals - Pictorial works - Juvenile literature, Ocean, Marine habitats
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 591.77
Catalogue Code 933526

Description of this Book

Why do octopuses have eight arms? Why do crabs run sideways? Are jellyfish made of jelly? Yuval Zommer's beautiful new book provides the answers to these and many more fishy questions. His wonderfully quirky illustrations show off all kinds of slippery, shimmery and surprising sea creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, rays and seahorses. Chatty, funny and full of amazing facts, it will be devoured by children eager to find out about the most exciting creatures from the deep blue.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Cheerful, witty, and absolutely enticing... The oversize pages featuring creatures from the deep blue sea are filled from top to bottom with illustrations encompassing a palette of blues [and] drawings are unique in their crisp details and dizzying compositions. Factual and visually accurate, this sure-fire kid magnet should prompt a lot of interest--and requests for multiple readings. Just be sure to allow plenty of time for poring over each page.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Yuval Zommer studied at the Royal College of Art, London, and has worked as a creative director at many top advertising agencies. He wrote and illustrated the children's picture book The Big Blue Thing on the Hill, which was nominated for a Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts.

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