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The Coral Kingdom

Written by Laura Knowles

Illustrated by Jennie Webber

The Coral Kingdom Synopsis

From brightly coloured corals to shimmering shoals of fish, the diversity of life on a coral reef is celebrated in this visually stunning picture book with a strong ecological message about the need to protect this most precious of environments. Through gentle rhyme and intricately etched artwork, it explores the life cycle, diversity and colour of the coral reef ecosystem, as well as the threats the reef faces and what we can do to save it. With each page packed full of delightful sea creatures to discover and enjoy, this is a lyrical and engaging way to learn about the life cycle of a coral reef.

The Coral Kingdom Press Reviews

'a child- friendly call to arms to protect the environment' * The Botanist * 'delightful...highly recommend adding this title to your summer reading list' * Curriculum Choice * 'A very special book indeed. Firstly, it's absolutely beautiful. Perhaps one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen. Jennie Webber's detailed illustrations and kaleidoscope colours are nothing short of magic. The art work makes us appreciate the rich beauty of the coral reef and the story helps us understand why we need to save it... can't recommend it highly enough' * Armadillo * 'this gently rhyming picture book paints a poetic picture of our precious coral reef' * Angels and Urchins * 'grabs the reader's eye immediately...An enjoyable read with a clear and important but gently-introduced message. I would recommend this book to anyone reading to children aged 3+, especially those with a love of anything nature.' * Reading Zone * 'lovely book with a powerful message' * Early Years Educator * 'a beautiful book...well written with gentle rhymes and the most stunning illustrations and has a gentle eco message about the need to protect the coral that the children have just sat and studied.' * Let Them Be Small * 'beautifully illustrated... this delightful book offers young readers a lyrical and fun way to learn about the life of a coral reef and what we can do to protect it.' * Discover Animals * 'Coral reefs are one of the most beautiful environments in the world and this book with its superb illustrations by Jennie Webber does them full justice. Lyrical rhyming text flows through the book, highlighting the features seen in the delicate and detailed illustrations.' * Parents in Touch * stunningly beautiful...a true work of art. The rhyming n'on-fiction text scans well and the information about coral reef conservation is pitched at the right level.' * Booktrust *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910277379
Publication date: 15th March 2018
Author: Laura Knowles
Illustrator: Jennie Webber
Publisher: words & pictures
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Laura Knowles

Laura Knowles has a background in children's publishing and is the author of We Travel So Far, Once Upon a Jungle, The Coral Kingdom and It Starts with a Seed, winner of the 2017 Margaret Mallett Award for Children's Non-fiction and shortlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2018. Her love of natural history, words and art have drawn her to work on books about animals and nature. Jennie Webber is a London-based visual artist and printmaker. Her etchings and drawings celebrate the diversity and complexity of nature, reflecting her incurable curiosity for the world. Themes of conservation underpin all her work; the ...

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