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A First Book of the Sea

Written by Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Emily Sutton

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A First Book of the Sea Review

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July 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2018 |

A brilliant celebration and evocation of everything to do with the sea. The many, brief poems cover favourite holiday experiences including the excitement of being the first to see the sea, paddling, seagulls and building sandcastles; specific sea creatures such as sharks, limpets and the special fish which live on coral reefs; the drama of the seas in terms of shipwrecks and, more recently, terrible risk the sea is under from human waste. Both the poems and Emily Sutton’s illustrations to them will bring the very special qualities of the sea closer to everyone.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for July 2018:

A First Book of the Sea by Nicola Davies

Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talks by Adrian Edmondson

All About Families by Felicity Brooks

A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker

Sleep by Kate Prendergast

The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle

The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson

A First Book of the Sea Synopsis

With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rockpools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins - all in the comfort of their bedroom. Emily Sutton's exquisite watercolours capture the breathless excitement of a child's first glimpse of the sea, the majesty of ancient trading ships and the sheer, staggering wonder of the humpback whale.

The perfect companion to international bestsellers A First Book of Nature and A First Book of Animals, this book is sure to enthral and inspire readers of all ages.

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ISBN: 9781406368956
Publication date: 05/07/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406368956
Publication date: 5th July 2018
Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: Emily Sutton
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Anthologies, Poetry
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale and King of the Sky . She is a Zoology graduate, an expert in whales and bats, and has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. She lives in Powys Read more about Nicola Davies here. Please note there are two children's authors called Nicola Davies which our systems are unable to tell apart. The books Star in the Custard, Shampoo and Seawater, and Stories from Abergele Street  are not written by this Nicola Davies. Apologies.

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