Teachers and parents, take note-this book is already a classic. Two geniuses-the author’s and the illustrator’s-came into perfect alignment to create this book. Marianne’s genius has kids thinking it’s entertainment while adults think it’s a great lesson about the ocean. Jeanette’s genius is, well, obvious. With painstaking detail each illustration is created entirely of polymer clay, then photographed, creating a 3-D impression of tremendous vitality. Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among pufferfish that “puff,” gruntfish that “grunt” and seahorses that “flutter,” and begin to appreciate life in the ocean. And the art will inspire many a project. Plus there are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.
Please note: The board book edition is 28 pages. It includes suggestions for children to do body movements as the text is read. It does not include additional information about the animals, rainforests, and the score of the song as is in the hardback and paperback editions.