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A First Book of the Sea

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Emily Sutton

A beautifully produced anthology of poems about the sea, from award-winning bookmakers – the perfect companion to A First Book of Nature.

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. “Spectacular … you can almost smell the surf between the pages.” The Times “Five stars – if you take only one picture book away this summer, make it this.” The Telegraph

  • 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, Tiny, The Promise, 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 Wales. Visit Nicola at www.nicola-davies.com, or follow her on Twitter under the handle @nicolakidsbooks. 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 Invisible World of Microbes, The Christmas Eve Tree and Lots. Emily lives in York. Visit Emily at emillustrates.com.

ISBN: 9781406391015
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Dimensions: 260 x 288mm, 104pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 11/05/20 at 01:44:23
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