THE BIG BOOK OF THE BLUE, by Yuval Zommer, Thames & Hudson, June 5, 2018, Hardcover, $19.95 (ages 4-7)
I love “big books” and I cannot lie. Yuval Zommer’s The Big Book of the Blue is the third installment of his “big book” series, which includes The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts.
The Big Book of the Blue is divided by subject-related spreads. It begins with explaining how different types of animals are able to breathe and survive underwater, and the different families to which they belong. It then transitions to specific sea creatures like sea turtle, flying fish rays and dolphins. Zommer brings things full circle by looking at tide pools, the deep sea and oceans in danger. Also included is a hidden sardine and fishy phrases.
The Big Book of the Blue is beautiful. Each spread is full of fun factoids that compliment Zommer’s eye-catching illustrations. This is a book that we’ll be revisiting at our house time and time again.
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