Secrets of the Sea (Hardcover)
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A stunning look at some of the most extraordinary and rarely seen creatures from under the sea
This book takes you on a journey to discover an incredible and rarely seen world. From the rock pools along the shoreline to the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean, breathtaking illustrations reveal the sea's creatures—from the microscopic and the bizarre to the fragile and the deadly—in all their startling beauty. Welcome to the secrets of the sea.
About the Author
Kate Baker is a writer and editor of children’s books for all ages on subjects ranging from history and travel, to natural history and mythology. Her books include Highest Mountain, Deepest Ocean and Walk This Wild World.
Eleanor Taylor graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011 after studying communication art and design. Her clients include the New York Times, the Guardian, Smithsonian, the Wall Street Journal, and New Statesman. She was short-listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and won the prestigious Association of Illustrators Prize for Illustration. She works from her home by the sea in Hastings, England.
The introduction accurately states that "this book shines a light on a few of the extraordinary creatures that live beneath the waves."... Readers will recognize a few of the highlighted creatures, but it is refreshing to find so many less-than-popular organisms getting some attention...Art, text, and layout create a pleasing combination for a science shelf or a coffee table.
Baker and Taylor take readers from the ocean’s shallows to its deepest depths as they highlight singular or little-known aquatic creatures...A dazzlingly illustrated look at creatures unusual and often unseen.
Astonishing full-color illustrations accompany accessible text that elaborates on the marvels to be found in Earth’s oceans...Stunning close-up illustrations make this a valuable addition to any science or animal collection.
—School Library Journal
The size of the volume and large illustrations could allow this title to be a nice coffee table book. The illustrations are beautiful and make it clear to young readers that the volume provides facts, not fiction.
—School Library Connection Online
This enchantingly illustrated picture book for middle-grade readers introduces some fascinating sea life and a variety of their habitats...Descriptive, vivid prose nicely counterbalances the scientific information, while the luminous mixed-media renderings, ranging from striking full-color spreads to enlarged images of microscopic organisms, emphasize the beauty and wonder of sea life.