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Under Water, Under Earth

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  315 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Discover the world that lies just beneath the surface!

Hundreds of facts are waiting to be unearthed in this latest book from Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski, the duo behind Maps. Dive below the surface and find out what happens under earth and under sea—from early submarines and deep-sea life to burrowing animals and man-made tunnels.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by Big Picture Press (first published January 1st 2015)
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Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Under Water, Under Earth by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski is an oversized flip book including under water and under earth discoveries.

This book is so jam-packed with information. On the earth side, children and adults will learn about Bugs and Microorganisms, ant hills, burrowing animals, roots, underground utilities, archeological finds and much more including the layers of earth and core. The book gives a real look at the underground and is extremely detailed. It even goes int
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing, HOLEY in the groundy and the watery!
You need this book in your house, especially if you have the childrens who come and go through your living quarters. Even without the childrens, this book should be on your coffee table.
First off, it will make you look whimsical but smart, like someone who likes cartoons but also enjoys science. I'm sure Gary Larson has this book (if he doesn't, he should)

This is a flip book, meaning that you're reading along nicely and then the story stops because
Tom Garrett
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant non-fiction book on what lurks below. A really interesting way to approach a writing book: set in landscape, starting from the front it focuses on under earth while starting from the back (flipped) focuses on underwater. Great illustrations and really immersive experience!
Jennifer B.
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this! I love this team of authors! Like their other books, so informative, colorful, and FUN! Older kids and adults can get so much out of this!
Eleanor Abbott
what an amazing non-fiction book! I absolutely love it. The quality of colour, images, facts and the paper make this book so great. It's a lovely way of getting children to explore the world around them, and deeper into areas they may not know about in a fun way. What may seem like an overwhelming number of facts is made into an easy read through the presentation of beautiful images and a bigger than A3 spread. Even if a child were to pick this up and flick through it for a few minutes there are ...more
Luke Nicholls
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Astonishingly comprehensive non-fiction work about everything you could possibly conceive of beneath the ground, or underwater. Would work brilliantly as a resource for dipping in & out of- and for those children who are reluctant to get stuck into a conventional story.
Holly Winter
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was full of information and amazing illustrations that any child would love! The author has been so clever and has incorporated 2 books into 1 - one side being Under Earth and the other being Under Water. At the beginning, there's a contents page which includes everything that you could think of about the underground world and underwater world. Children will learn so much from this book. This book is so rich and full of information you could easily spend a lesson on 1 page. ...more
Sonia  Belviso
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect for kids and adults :)
Ellis Balague
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love the illustrations in this book and the facts spread out across the pages. It explores what lies under the earth and the water, including life, infrastructure, and technology. A great book to teach children about the world around them.
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
His is a fantastic non-fiction book exploring what is under water and under Earth. This would be a great addition to any primary classroom across all year groups. Younger or LA children would be able to explore the different stages through the detailed and informative pictures while older and HA children would be able to use the accompanying facts and labels to carry out their own research. I have seen the value high quality non-fiction books like this one have on LA and SEN children as they are ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This stunning two-in-one book examines our world just below the surface: water and earth. The illustrations are amazing, and kids will flip as they see the inside of an anthill, take a look at an archaeological dig, check out a history of submarines, or tag along for a tour of the Mariana Trench. I can’t get enough of this book, and kids who love natural science won’t, either. Check out this spread on a Dreadnoughtus schrani!

It's amazing and over-sized picture book that I imagine will have kids opening, putting on the floor, lying on their stomachs while looking and learning. It holds so much information about "under the earth" and "under the sea". Classrooms should have one, and a child interested in either part of the science will love it. ...more
This book took for freakin' ever to read. it isn't that it is too long, it is just so much that it was hard to get through.
AND, all it made me do is what to go to Norway so I can drive through the Laerdal Tunnel. The Earth was way more interesting to me than the Water Side. I love the ocean on the surface but below it doesn't thrill me!

It is confusing. Lines and numbers and facts and details. This is a clear cut case of "TMI" (Too Much information). Interesting, information, factual, but WAY WAY
One giant book with two super informative books inside. I love books I learn from too. Our four year old constantly asks about what is underground. This books covers way more info than I can come up with while driving. (Which is the time she asks the most questions about the world and life..) What is underground? Oh, just bugs, microorganisms, burrowing animals, edible roots, deeps roots, underground utilities, tunnels, archaeological finds, paleontological finds, caves, mines, tectonic plates, ...more
A book that I came across at the library and it looked interesting. It is a fun little book of science. I do think it would be a bit hard to read for or with a child, though maybe just setting it out on a floor or a low table would work. It took me a little while to catch on that the ant and fish icons next to page numbers had meaning (indicating which half of the book it is in), but it seems like a clever little touch. The science seems pretty well done, and there are fun little bits of humor i ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved it so much I bought it after reading the first 5 pages - I MUST own this! I want to be able to pour through it and enjoy its wonderful details whenever I like. My 5 yr old and I have been reading a few pages together each night. Granted I need to amend some of the language to keep her interest, but she is enthralled about subjects like Natural Gas and the Marianna Trench bc of this book and I know she will continue to peruse it for years to come. Once again I am reminded why this duo are ...more
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. This book was enormous! Not necessarily long, but the size of the book itself was huge! It is full of fun, nerdy facts about the earth. I think it's good for grade to middle school age. I really enjoyed it. At first I didn't think the illustrations were that good, but they get the job done, and some of them are pretty funny. My only complaint is that some pages have so much information on them that it's hard to follow (all the words are in conversation-type bubbles). It amazes me how ...more
Cathy Taylor
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is an absolutely fantastic resource packed full of hundreds of facts about what can be found under the earth and under the water. Impossible to read in one sitting, this beautifully illustrated text is extremely informative, and I cannot think of anything which has been missed out. So much can be learnt from this book, and children would find reading it so enjoyable.

I love the fact that the book can be read from either end, depending on whether you would like to delve below the surface
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book shall be forever more known as 'The Book Fish' in our house as that is what my 4 year old son calls it and he requests it every single night.

I can't sing the praise of this book highly enough, it is divided into two parts, one side under earth the other side under water and it just gives various information about what we find underground and under water. There are pages I've read a dozen times and pages I only just discovered when we decided to read it from start to finish. Either way
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
I was drawn to this oversized book by its graphics - the format and the colors. Half of the book shows you what (both natural and human constructed) is under the earth. Flip it over and the other half depicts what exists below the water. There are meaty factoids about burrowing animals, mining, speleology, tubers, tectonic plates, whales, submarines, you name it. It can be read in any order. It is interesting and fun for all ages.
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! Especially if you have a child (or you are an adult) who is interested in the Earth, science, engineering, animals, or the ocean. Beautiful illustrations and lots of facts on each two page spread. From one direction, you start at the Earth's surface and work your way to the Earth's core. Then you flip the book over and start at the water's surface and work you way to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. ...more
Jo Oehrlein
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
One half of the book (read from the front) is all about things under the earth.
The other half (read from the back) is about things under the water.

The book is an extra large format and has lots of detail.

It reminds me of an Usborne Illustrated Encyclopedia, but isn't quite that, either.

Meant for slow perusal, this isn't a picture book you're going to cruise through quickly. There's a ton of information here and I think there will be something here to intrigue everyone.
Melanie Webb
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up at the library and was blown away by how informative it is along with fabulous illustrations. My kids and I looked at it for hours learning about so many things from geysers to plate tectonics and so many other things. The pictures make it fun for non reading kids as well. It was a big hit in our house.
Ambur Taft
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book, SO many facts! I picked it up here and there and read bits throughout a whole month. Fun size and the artwork is great. I will be buying this for my nephews & friends kids for bdays/holidays.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very cool informative book about the world underneath us. Talks about how natural gas is used in homes, how we tunnel through the earth, the history of submarines, etc. Very cool pictures. Would make a great gift for the curious learner.
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think I would have liked science a lot better if I had read books like this in elementary school!
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very interesting, for kids but also adults. For example, I learned how a sink hole forms.
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Very informative but dry. My kid digs it, but we read in small doses, just 4-5 pages at a time.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
Such a cool and informative book. My 6-year-old and I poured over this book for a long time and we both learned a lot.
Beth Kakuma-Depew
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, picture-books
This picture book is almost like an oversized graphic non-fiction. Great for ages 5-15
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Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, in 2007. In 2010 they were nominated for the Bologna Ragazzi Award and the IBBY Honor List. ...more

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