On a coral reef in the big blue sea, count the ocean creatures 1, 2, 3.
Count from one giant whale shark all the way to twelve tired seahorses, meeting and learning about plenty of playful Australian sea creatures along the way. With vibrant artwork, simple facts about each creature and a gentle conservation message, Frané Lessac’s Australia Under the Sea 1, 2, 3 is a celebration of twelve fish and friends living in our seas.
Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown with many children’s books published throughout the world. She was born in the US and lived on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, as well as in London, before moving to Australia. Frané loves to travel and create books based on her worldwide journeys. She has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children’s picture books including, The Legend of Moondyne Joe, which won the West Australian Premier’s Children’s Book Award, and Simpson and His Donkey, a CBCA Honour Book that was also selected as a USBBY Outstanding International Book. In 2019, We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, written by Traci Sorell, was awarded the Robert F Sibert Honor Book Honor medal, the Orbis Pictus Honor Book medal and the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor medal.
This book is a wonderful introduction not only to counting from 1 to 12, but to the unique marine life that lives in a coral reef. Teachers will be able to use this when looking at the ocean, and it is particularly useful if children are interested in the Great Barrier Reef and conservation.