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The Ocean Is Kind of a Big Deal (Hardcover)

The Ocean Is Kind of a Big Deal By Nick Seluk, Nick Seluk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nick Seluk, Nick Seluk (Illustrator)
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Oh hey, guess what? New York Times bestseller Nick Seluk has a hilarious new nonfiction picture book all about the world's biggest ecosystem -- the ocean!

Have you ever thought about everything the ocean does for you? It changes the weather, creates oxygen, provides food, and is a great place to have fun, too! So why is the ocean such a big deal? Because we couldn't live without it!

This funny and factual picture book from Heart and Brain creator Nick Seluk explains the science behind the ocean: its plant and animal life, its contribution to the world, and what we can do every day to protect it. Humans wouldn't be able to survive without a healthy ocean. That's kind of a big deal.

Each spread features bite-sized text and comic-style art with sidebars sprinkled throughout. Anthropomorphized marine animals help readers learn through funny jokes and comic panels. Funny, smart, and accessible, The Ocean Is Kind of a Big Deal is a must-have!

About the Author

Nick Seluk worked as a graphic designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. He is the creator of the popular Awkward Yeti comic and author of the New York Times bestselling Heart and Brain, and its follow-ups Gut Instincts, and Body Language. His work has appeared on CBSNews.com, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, reddit, and blogs across the internet. Nick lives in Michigan with his wife, three kids, and a very awkward dog. You can find more info on Nick at theawkwardyeti.com.

Praise For…

Praise for The Ocean is Kind of a Big Deal:

"Cartoonist Seluk offers another science-focused picture book...likely to make a splash, particularly with younger readers." --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal:

"Seluk's breezy, conversational prose and brightly colored, bodly outlined cartoon illustrations deliver basic information...A good overview of this complex, essential organ, with an energetic seasoning of silliness."--Kirkus Reviews

"Humor is the platter on which science is served, and everything here is done with the lightest touch. . . .A winning balance of laughter and learning." -- Booklist

"Seluk intermingles simple information on the role of the brain and how we learn with silly, humorous comics-style illustrations...this is a winner." -- School Library Journal

"A bold, humorous nonfiction introduction to the human brain and how it functions. . . .Readers will delight in the comic details of this title while learning a ton of facts about a typically complex subject." -- School Library Connection

Praise for The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal:

"This charming star shines bright." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The silliness might be the trick to get students learning about the sun in a fun way. An amusing treat for kids interested in space." -- School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338314656
ISBN-10: 1338314653
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English

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