Over in the Ocean: A beach baby animal habitat book (Our World, Our Home) (Board book)
Learning to count is fun while finding adorable baby animals in their natural habitats! Discover pufferfish that puff, gruntfish that grunt, and seahorses that flutter and begin to find a place in your heart for many of the other animals in the coral reef. Explore the world around you, and inspire a bond with nature through curiosity and wonder!
Parents, teachers and gift givers will find:
- a book filled with baby animals from the coral reef habitat.
- rhythmic text that makes learning fun!
- a seek and find on every page to add to the learning!
The creative art will inspire many projects at home and at school. Kids will count baby animals as they learn about the ocean and many of the creatures around the coral reef habitat in this bestselling book for young explorers!
About the Author
Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life as a teacher, children's theater director and children's librarian. She knows how much children enjoy "interactive" stories and is the author of many entertaining and educational picture books that make a child's learning relevant. Reading, music, theater, gardening, and cooking have been a constant in Marianne's life. Her books are inspired by her love of nature. Marianne hopes to open kids' eyes to the magic found in our natural world. She now writes full time. An energetic presenter at schools and conferences, Marianne believes that "hands on" learning is fun. Her website is www.MarianneBerkes.com.
Jeanette Canyon received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design. Inspired by the philosophy and schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, she has enjoyed a distinguished career as an artist and arts educator of young children for over a decade. She now spends her time creating art for children's books, visiting schools, and sharing her creative spirit with others.
The whimsical, brightly colored and richly textured illustrations Jeanette Canyon creates for her books are relief sculptures fashioned from polymer clay with an occasional use of mixed media. She explains, "As a fine artist, I love to express myself with an array of colors, patterns and textures, and to make things with my hands—just as children do! The original art I create from polymer clay speaks to my love of both sculpting and painting." Unbounded imagination, a belief in unlimited possibilities and a celebration of creativity are the motivations that shape her innovative approach to the strikingly beautiful art she creates for children's books. Her artistic inspiration, coupled with great skill and talent are the ingredients to her spellbinding pictures that are loved and admired by children and adults alike.
Jeannette has published three books with Dawn Publications. Her first book, the bestselling Over in the Ocean, In a Coral Reef has won several awards, including the 2006 Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award. Her second book, City Beats (written by S. Kelly Rammell), was selected by the New York Public Library as one of their Top 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. The highly anticipated Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme will be published in March 2007.
"Over in the Ocean is a wonderful and educational addition to family board book collections, highly recommended." — Midwest Book Review