Our Underwater World: A First Dive into Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers (Board book)
'A visually arresting, fact-filled journey diving underwater around the world.' – School Library Journal, Starred Review
A poetic read-aloud celebration of our planet’s underwater worlds, that opens up to create a freestanding globe
The youngest readers are invited to explore and experience our blue planet’s amazing underwater ecosystems through rhyming verse and lush illustrations: from freshwater ponds to the deepest depths of the ocean, streams, and rivers, to coral reefs and polar waters. Secondary text offers more detailed, curriculum-focused facts and encourages readers to learn about different plants and animals found in various watery habitats across the globe. This informative homage to our blue planet is sure to inspire readers to go outside, explore the water worlds around them, and to learn more about our planet. This sturdy and gorgeous book, which, like others in the same series (Our World and Our Seasons), opens out into a 3D freestanding globe, is the perfect gift for young readers, encouraging them to explore our globe's vital water ecosystems through its artful and engaging pages.
For ages 2-5
Sue Lowell Gallion is an award-winning children’s book author and is based in Kansas City. She is the author of Our World: A First Book of Geography and the Pug and Pig picture book series, among others.
Lisk Feng is an award-winning illustrator from China. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 with an MFA in Illustration, and has since worked as a commercial illustrator for clients such as The New Yorker,New York Times, and Chanel.
‘A visually arresting, fact-filled journey diving underwater around the world … Stunning illustrations will hold children captivated and motivated to help protect this vital resource.’ – School Library Journal, Starred Review
‘Books of this sort give readers the freedom to determine how best to read the books for themselves. The fact that it also looks utterly original is really just the icing on the cake.’ – Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production
‘Provides a super neat glimpse into how bodies of water work.’ – Book Riot
‘A good board book to introduce young children to the importance of water, along with various waterbodies and the animals who live there … [It] will hold a child’s attention.’ – Toronto.com
‘A treasure trove of information and beauty for ocean lovers. The illustrations are breathtaking and the facts are captivating.’ – Little Cub Literacy
‘In terms of content, this is a winner … Amazingly cool.’ – Picture Book Playdate
‘The draw of Our Underwater World is undeniably [its] innovative shape, … unique design, and intricate images.’ – Cracking the Cover
‘Stunning … Each book [in the Our World series] is a treasure.’ – Bluestocking Thinking
‘Fun and engaging … A great reminder of the importance of taking care of water.’ – Because My Mother Read
‘Simply spectacular … A stunning addition to any collection.’ – Olivia the Librarian
‘Encourages readers to find bodies of water near them and learn about the creatures that call it home.’ – Sincerely Stacie
‘Unique and fun … An excellent addition to a pop-up/activity book collection.’ – Jean Little Library