This is a beautiful large-format hardback with laser-cut pages, all about the world of the ocean. It is the kind of book that makes you gasp as you open it up to find delicately cut illustrations shaping the pages like intricate coral reefs or underwater creatures.
From shoreline habitats to the deepest depths of the ocean, this book explores the fascinating array of life to be found in the sea. The pages are striking in their beautiful design – but the book at its heart is an information text designed to take the reader on a journey through the huge variety of habitats under the waves. As well as wildlife, the book also looks at movements of waves, the water cycle, oceanic volcanoes and global warming, offering a comprehensive tour of what you might find if you were to dive into the ocean and travel its depth.
The laser-cut pullouts are cleverly designed to demonstrate the hidden depths to what appears as you look at the ocean – there are ways many more layers beneath what the human eye first sees. Move a reef and there is a whole ecosystem beneath it; lift a pebble and you see crabs and winkles; open up a shark’s body and you see the food chain to which it belongs; pull down the iceberg and see the huge depths revealed at its underwater base. The ocean is full of marvels and here is a book designed to reveal some of its wonders to young readers. The laser-cuts are sumptuously intricate and at times theatrical – just make sure little hands are gentle with them!
A stunning hardback that will delight and inform, highly recommended for curious minds interested in learning about the ocean.