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A First Book of the Sea

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Emily Sutton

A stunning anthology that blends poetry and information about the sea, from an award-winning team.

From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots, comes a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. 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.

  • Beautifully observed poems by biologist and children's author Nicola Davies and enchanting illustrations from Emily Sutton, one of the country's finest illustrators.
  • This is the third and final title in Nicola Davies' First Book series, after A First Book of Nature and A First Book of Animals.
  • Includes a dramatic foldout of a humpback whale.

About the author

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature, A First Book of Animals, Tiny, Lots, The Promise, King of the Sky, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Just Ducks, Poo and the Heroes of the Wild series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Nicola lives in Crickhowell, Wales. Visit Nicola at www.nicola-davies.com, or follow her on Twitter under the handle @nicolakidsbooks.

About the illustrator

Emily Sutton graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in illustration. As well as illustrating picture books, she paints, sculpts and designs prints. Emily's first picture book, Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day, was published by the V&A. Her previous titles for Walker include Tiny, The Christmas Eve Tree and Lots. Emily lives in York. Visit Emily at emillustrates.com.

ISBN: 9781406368956
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2018
Dimensions: 260 x 288mm, 104pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 01/07/18 at 23:40:35
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