Secrets of the Sea

Written by Kate Baker
Illustrated by Eleanor Taylor

Incredible look at many of the unusual creatures that inhabit the sea, presented in large format.

Organized into areas of the ocean, ā€“ from the shallows to the forests to the depths ā€“ creatures as far-reaching as plankton and blue-green algae to giant clams and the giant Pacific octopus are highlighted. Each creature explored is given a two-page spread in which a breathtaking illustration either presents the creature as a whole or a close-up of some aspect. This is followed by an overview of the creature and a few facts, accompanied by smaller illustrations related to the creature. Did you know the sea sparkle help fishermen see fish at night? Or that purple sea urchin are kept in check by the sea otters, fish, crab, and seabirds that feed on them?

Great as a starting point for budding oceanographers. So much of the ocean is still unexplored. It is still revealing amazing facts to those who want to learn. This books certainly leaves me wanting to know more.

  • Secrets of the SeaTitle: Secrets of the Sea
  • Author: Kate Baker
  • Illustrated: Eleanor Taylor
  • Published: Big Picture Press/Candlewick Press, October 3, 2017
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska
  • Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
  • Grade Level: 3 to 7
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Nature, Oceans
  • ISBN: 978-0-7636-9839-3
  • Extras: Selected Bibliography and Online Resources

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