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'Stands out, amid shoals of ocean-focused fact books, for its friendly and appealing design; it has clearly been made not for the coffee table but for children to use and enjoy.' The Guardian 'It is a masterful execution of Albert Einstein's dictum that everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.' BBC Wildlife Shortlisted for the Best Childrens Book 5+ category in the Junior Design Awards 2019 Featuring fascinating fishy facts accompanied by bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations, this book takes children on a journey through the sea and all its zones. Touching on mammals, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles, The Sea Book explores a wealth of incredible marine animals and their habitats, from up on the ice, down to colourful coral reefs, underwater forests, and right down to the deepest darkest depths where the weird and wonderful lurk. Following on from The Bee Book , Charlotte Milner continues to highlight to children important ecological issues faced by our planet, this time with a focus on marine life and the damaging effects humans are having on our seas. Children will discover what they can do to help, and there are tips on how to live plastic-free. Children will even get to craft their own recycled shopping bag! This charming celebration of the sea shows children just how extraordinary our oceans are, and is a reminder that it is up to us to keep it that way.

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8th April '19
I read it to Squirt aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This book was amazing! Stuffed full of information about all sorts of underwater creatures. The illustrations were really detailed and my five year old was engrossed. We have read it several times and I have also bought another copy for my niece. 
5th March '19
I read it to RC13 aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is a beautiful book- the illustrations are brilliant. It would suit all ages as can be enjoyed simply as a picture book, read with an adult or a more confident early reader. There is a great amount of information that my daughter and I enjoyed reading together. A must for any children with an interest in the sea.
5th March '19
I read it to Ibby aged 6 aged 6 & to Massi aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This is truly a beautifully illustrated book on sea life. 
The book is jam packed with information about marine creatures - from mammals to the problem with plastic ending up in the sea. 
11th March '19
I read it to Issy aged 8 aged 8 & to Lottie13 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
A beautiful book. We don't read a lot of non-fiction together in the evenings but the girls were keen to share this one. The book includes lots of lovely information about the sea, marine life and animals whom rely on the sea to survive. The book also raises awareness of the issues causing damage to marine life and how we can do our bit to help. Both girls enjoyed this book. We have a family holiday booked for the Dorset Coast in the summer and I am looking forward to taking this book with us to aid our conversations about the sea and identify any sea creatures we might see. 
11th March '19
I read it to Olivia2016 aged 3 aged 3 & to Amelia2018 aged 8 months aged 0
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5 stars
Usually we read fictional books together so this was very different to what we are use to.
I found it brilliant how much information was in this book and it captured my 3 year old. We had to read it in stages to get through all of it as there was so much to take in - but this was a very educational book I would recommend!
11th March '19
I read it to aiwilford aged 7 aged 7 & to mrwilford aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This is such a gorgeous book! It was at exactly the right level for my boy, aged 7, and he loved it. There is lots of very interesting facts about the sea, sea life, different sea zones.... But it said in way that it accessible to little ones. Any larger words is explained in a nice, non patronising way. Wonderful book!! It is very good to inform the generation of why we need to look after our planet. The illustrations are gorgeous too. My boy said he absolutely loved it and it one of his most favourite book that gives facts!! Wonderful. 
12th March '19
I read it to Saturn aged 7 to 8
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5 stars
Wow! An amazing book that my class loved! Perfect for our blue abyss topic as it tells you about the sea in an informative and interesting way! It's beautifully illustrated and an excellent non fiction book. Will be recommending to other teaching colleagues! The reusuable bag activity at the end is a nice added touch. I can't wait to make these with my class! So pleased to add this book to my collection! 
17th March '19
I read it to PMK aged 8 aged 8 , to MAK aged 6 aged 6 & to DFK aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A beautifully illustrated book which was enjoyed by all the different aged children. The full page illustrations hold the attention of the younger children, whilst the older ones liked to read and share the facts. The hardback edition made for a high quality feel, a book that could be used and loved for many years ahead.
12th March '19
Noah read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
This is an amazing fact book all about the creatures that live in our oceans. The pictures are brightly coloured drawings that look really cool. The book has lots of different sections teaching you lots of interesting things about the sea and how it is changing. I especially liked seeing all the different animals that live in the sea and the pages about life on the ice. I also liked the section near the end where it tells you how you can help look after the sea and how to make your own reusable shopping bag. This is a fantastic book!
28th March '19
EllaFire read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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4 stars
I really liked fact that they included lots and lots of different topics within the book. The book is quite a adventurous non-fiction. Lots of great colourful illustrations of sea creatures, lots to look at, definitely not a book to be finished off in a rush or in one day.
The cover feels nice to touch.
I would recommend the book to children younger than 12. My parents and younger brother who is 7 years old enjoyed reading it too!
7th March '19
I read it myself (an adult) , to Jaanu aged 6 aged 6 & to T aged 4 months aged 0
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4 stars
My family love reading this book as they are massive fans of sea creatures. It is a lovely hard back book, with stunning pictures. It has so many facts in it - from sustainable fishing to facts about sea animals.  
12th March '19
I read it myself (an adult)
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4 stars
This is a lovely book, beautifully illustrated and full of information and ideas.  As an adult, I was totally fascinated by it so I am sure the nine-year-old I am going to give it to will thoroughly enjoy it.  It's one of those books that we will keep on going back to over and over again
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About Charlotte Milner

Anna Weltman is an author and math teacher, with a passion for showing kids how math is present in the world all around us. She is co-founder of Math Munch, an online resource that provides a digest of mathematics for children and parents. The award-winning This is Not a Maths Book , written by Anna, was published by Ivy Kids in 2015.

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About Charlotte Milner

Anna Weltman is an author and math teacher, with a passion for showing kids how math is present in the world all around us. She is co-founder of Math Munch, an online resource that provides a digest of mathematics for children and parents. The award-winning This is Not...

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