Written & Illustrated by: Mia Underwood
For Ages: 4 years and up
Topics Covered: STEM, Art, Creativity, Imagination, Ocean, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability.
Summary: This activity book is a really cool way to involve STEM activities with imagination and art. Creator Mia Underwood makes whimsical Nordic-inspired underwater creatures wearing adorable hats that take the reader on a journey that emphasizes caring for the ocean. Creativity and sustainability are a winning pair in my book!
There are messages to decode, stickers to use, and scenes to color & create. I loved activity books as a kid, and was completely obsessed with the ocean. This is something I would have cherished on a road trip. I love the information that talks about environmental sustainability, the threat of microplastics on oceanic ecosystems, and designing your own ocean-cleanup device for litter. There is so much jam-packed into this beautiful activity book, it would be a wonderful gift for kids. I like that there are a wide array of activities, making it useful for a variety of ages and the ability to stick around for awhile and be completed over a long period of time.
This book was submitted by Button Books for the #bookstagang_bestof2020 but all opinions are my own!
Mia is an illustrator, designer and published author based in the creative hub of Brighton.
Mia is passionate about her work and enjoys creating an emotional impact to help communicate the narrative or the mood of the product. Whether she is creating her own handmade font, designing a repeat pattern, logo, craft beer label, magazine cover or children’s picture book illustration…Mia loves a creative challenge!