Ocean: Secrets of the deep

Dive into the Ocean and discover all the Secrets of the deep! From clown fish to killer whales, and sunlit coral reefs to smoking deep-sea vents – welcome to our great global ocean.

A stunning gift book for children fascinated by ocean creatures, habitats and conservation!

Did you know that the ocean is home to the biggest animals in the world? Did you know that the ocean is deeper in some places than Mount Everest is tall? If your primary school reader is asking questions about life under the sea, this is the place to look!

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In this book you can dive underwater and discover menacing sharks, playful dolphins, clown fish, penguins, turtles, whales, shimmering jellyfish, a gargantuan giant squid and much much more! You can also find out about all the dangers to our ocean, including plastic pollution, climate change, and overfishing, and the ways you can help save our ocean and keep it healthy.

Ocean: Secrets of the Deep is jam-packed with hundreds of stylish illustrations, infographics and surprising facts about the world’s marine life. First, readers are taken on a journey from the water’s surface to the deepest, darkest depths of the oceans. Then, information-packed pages about marine life follow, before a final section about how to protect our ocean. At the end of the book, an illustrated world map and glossary of sea-related terms provide additional supporting information.

Author: Sabrina Weiss

Illustrator: Giulia De Amicis

  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Age Range: 7 – 11 years
  • Publisher: What on Earth Books (1 April 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1999968077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1999968076
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 29.8 cm



Kirkus Reviews

"A dive into the ocean's wonders, from edge to abyss. De Amicis' painted illustrations give this wide-angled survey a strong visual draw, as sea life floats on every page in grand displays of exotic shapes, gracefully angled fins and spikes, tendrils and tentacles, intricate patterns of dots and stripes. Offers both a global view and art to pore over."

The Week Junior

"Jam-packed with hundreds of stylish illustrations, infographics and surprising facts about the stunning world beneath the waves."

Armadillo Magazine

"The stylised, clear pictures are accompanied by detailed captions. It is a book I would wholeheartedly recommend."

North Scotland Newspaper

"Striking a solid balance between the words and pictures ... rich in quality of text and detail. Exploring the real and the mythical, young readers will pore over its pages."

Diver Magazine

"An invitingly illustrated book for bright nine-year-olds and up, designed to inform and enthuse them about the underwater world."

South Wales Evening Post

"This fun reference book is overflowing with fascinating facts about the ocean. children will discover a surprising array of sea life and the different and unexplored levels of the ocean ... A great gift especially if living on the coast."

Blackpool Gazette

"Young readers are taken on an amazing journey from the water's surface to the deepest, darkest depths of the oceans in a fantastic new, all-colour, illustrated book ... The perfect gift for any child who wants to help to save the world's oceans."

Miss Cleveland is Reading

"Easily accessible information and an eye-catching layout with stunning illustrations, maps and info graphics make this the perfect non-fiction browser to dive into again and again...a must for those who love reading non-fiction for pleasure."

Minerva Reads

"Filled with colourful, stark illustrations and infographics, printed on high-quality paper, the book exudes a sheen."

Books for Topics

"The breadth of the subjects covered is impressive and each one is done brilliantly ... A beautiful book."

Library Girl and Book Boy

"A thoroughly gorgeous and engaging title that readers will enjoy whether they dive in headfirst or just dip their toes in. Great for readers aged 9+ as an independent read or younger readers with support."

Parents in Touch

"Stylishly illustrated...The plight of our oceans is something that has really come to the fore and it's so good to see that children's books are picking up on this and ensuring that future generations are aware of what needs to be done to save them - and this book, with its mass of information and detailed pictures will help with that."

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