Written by: Emily Hawkins
Illustrated by: Lucy Letherland
For ages: 7 years and up
Topics Covered: STEM, Nature, Natural World, Scientific Thinking, Discovery.
Summary: This book is part of a larger set of atlas’ by Quarto as part of their Wide Eyed Editions books, focusing on curiosity and learning. This is the only book in the series that we’ve seen (we won this in a giveaway) but the other books look amazing too! We love to feature nature and science books as part of our beliefs that everyone can be a scientist, despite there sometimes being a single example of what a scientist is. The world is an amazing place that needs diverse explorers and scientists to help solve life’s mysteries and to protect our precious natural resources and wild animals.
This is a massive book jam packed full of oceanic knowledge and adventure inspiration! The entire book is beautiful and organized, with a helpful contents page at the beginning and an index at the end. The illustrations make us want to grab some flippers and hop on into the water, searching for otters and whale sharks to befriend! The atlas also does a lovely job of explaining the wonders of the aquatic world, and where they are in the world. Lots of information is on the pages, but it doesn’t overwhelm the illustrations which are the star of the show here. This is a great coffee-table book, and a must-have for the burgeoning marine biologist on your life!
There is even a “Can You Find?” section in the back right before the index! There are a bunch of animals to seek out through the entire book, making another activity for readers.
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