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Ocean Babies

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"Big as a bus and smaller than seeds, billions of babies are born in the ocean...." This opening line and later refrain entices readers into a magical, real-life world. Through lyrical, read aloud text and light-hearted and beautiful illustration, Ocean Babies presents the animal babies of the ocean. The giant blue whale contrasts with tiny coral polyps, sea horses pop fro...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by National Geographic Children's Books
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I love marine life, especially marine mammals, so I really enjoyed these water color illustrations of mother and baby ocean animals. The text is simple and short, but somehow manages to balance didactic scientific facts with more poetic language. This would work for many age groups. For my baby, it's a quick bedtime story. Older children would appreciate the pictures, and there is a glossary of facts about all of the featured animals at the end of the book that could be tacked on to story time f...more
Courtney Bowman
Ocean Babies go through books from all over the ocean and talk about how they eat, how they swim, very useful information. The talk is not extremely babyish, so older children until about third grade might like this book.
Kristy Powers
There are not many words in this book, which is great for younger children. As a text, I didn't find it very inspiring, but the illustrations are gorgeous! They look to be watercolor paintings and they are wonderful.
The scientific facts at the end of the book are appreciated, but they make this book a better read for a one-on-one situation than a one-on-many storytime.
I enjoyed this book. The illustrations are beautiful! I love the color palette that was chosen. The ocean babies are so adorable!! =)
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