Ocean: A Peek-Through Picture Book

Ocean: A Peek-Through Picture Book
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May 28, 2019
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The bestselling series that began with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book now adds an elaborate and beautiful children's book with peek-through holes that show the amazing life in the world's oceans.

Discover a world teeming with life beneath the waves, with graceful sea horses, darting tropical fish, electric eels, and humpback whales. A colorful array of sea creatures is brought to life by award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup in this delightful, innovative picture book—with peek-through holes that reveal details of life in the ocean with each turn of the page. It's the perfect light nonfiction book for young readers curious about the world around them. And it will spark great conversations about the importance of keeping our oceans clean and protecting the amazing creatures who live there.

Look for all the books in the Peek-Through Picture Book series: Tree, Bee, Moon, and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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educational and delightful!
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OCEAN: A PEEK-THROUGH PICTURE BOOK is a beautiful exploration of marine life. Featuring clever cut-outs on each page that peek-through when on the left or the right side (no matter which way the page is turned, something is peeking through), children will love to explore these fish and the underwater world.

The rhyming text is perfect for young readers who will enjoy the melodic descriptions as they take in the gorgeous illustrations with many bright colors and sea creatures. The book features facts woven into the poetic writing about dolphins, sharks, whales, lionfish, and more!

What I loved: The combination of the images and text are simply fantastic! The rhyming phrases have huge appeal to readers of all ages. The peek-throughs are perfect, featuring previous of fish and looks through pages past and future. I also really love how even after you turn the page, it still peeks through to something (e.g. a cut-out may show a squid when on the right side and then a couple of fish when on the left). The book is truly entertaining and great for its target audience. With the added addition of the information about the featured sea creatures in the text, it is also very educational!

Final verdict: Educational and simply delightful, young readers will love peeking through the pages at the many colorful and gorgeous sea creatures featured in this charming book. There's a lot to see and learn in this appealing exploration of the ocean. Highly recommend for toddlers through elementary school age readers who love science, fish, and/or lovely books.
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