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Kids Nonfiction 1788
Simple, Gorgeous Introduction to our Oceans
(Updated: April 30, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Although the cover was not, for me, immediately engaging, once I opened this book, the combination of beautifully-wrought illustrations and simple yet encompassing information about the ocean made for an enchanting read. The short and concise descriptions of different animals and ocean habitats convey a lot of information in an easy-to-understand way, and the paintings enhance the descriptions ten-fold. If the reader desires even more information, there are more detailed descriptions he or she can access in the back of the book. This has definitely piqued my oldest daughter's interest in ocean animals, and she could even identify a couple of them when we went to the aquarium this past weekend!

As a child, I absolutely devoured any book I could get my hands on that had to do with the sea, and this would have made a welcome addition to my collection then; however, I am quite satisfied to have it in my collection now. I may have to check out the other "About Habitats" books as well!
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