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Rock Pool Secrets

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
At first glance there’s nothing much to see. But the rock pools are full of secrets. Nestling in crevices ... hiding in the seaweed ... camouflaged against the rocks ... What creatures will you find? Rock Pool Secrets features beautiful linocut artwork by award-winning author/illustrator Narelle Oliver and includes big, easy-to-use flaps and a glossary of rock pool creatur ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2017 by Walker Books Australia
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Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It is with great pleasure but also great sadness that we read Narelle Oliver’s Rock Pool Secrets. This richly illustrated picture book is testament to Narelle’s wonderful skill as an artist and also her care and concern for the environment, sustainability and the creatures of the ocean. Readers will be engrossed in this exploration of rock pools and all the secrets held within and beneath them. Sturdy flaps, when lifted, reveal a complexity of many and varied sea creatures; some of which are obv ...more
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
'Then the tide goes out and the sea is calm.
It's a good time to explore rock pools.'

Each spread of this picture book features a different creature in the rock pool and most spreads contain a large, shaped flap that reveals more details about the creature. Thus, the spread about sea anemones shows them with their tentacles extended and when you lift the flap, you see the same scene but now the anemone's tentacles are retracted. As well as anemones, this book also shows hermit crabs, decorator cra
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rock Pool Secrets by Narelle Oliver was the last book she produced in her artistic career and it truly is a wonderful book to be remembered by.

Rock Pool Secrets take children on a journey into the secrets of a rock pool through high and low tide. Children can discover the different animals that hide amongst the rocks and see how they survive fluctuations in the water level, food availability and predators.

Rock Pools are always a fascinating place to be and there is so much hidden deep down crevi
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An interesting and fun read.

This book shows you what you can find in rock pools during low tide at beaches.

As you read this picture book there are flip sections on a few of the pictures where you can get a better look at the creatures that live in the rock pools.

The pictures are beautifully done.
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Narelle Oliver (1960 - 2016) was an Australian artist, print maker and award-winning children's author-illustrator.

Narelle Oliver was born on 25 February 1960 and grew up in Toowoomba in south east Queensland.

Oliver majored in design and printmaking while studying for a Bachelor of Education degree. She began her career teaching at the Queensland School for the Deaf.

Oliver was an educator and a co