Blue Planet: Life in Our Oceans and Rivers by Moira Butterfield, illustrated by Jonathan Woodward


51CmFBM-lyL._AC_UY218_Blue Planet: Life in Our Oceans and Rivers by Moira Butterfield, illustrated by Jonathan Woodward. 360 Degrees, 9781944530969, 2019

 Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

 What did you like about the book? This beautiful book is filled with amazing facts about the planet Earth. The book is divided into several sections that focus on a particular feature of Earth. This includes water, the rain cycle, animals of the sea, vessels that travel the oceans, animals that live in ponds and rivers, people that make their homes on the water, the importance of water to animals and people, and even a section on some very unusual water animals. Each section is filled with detailed illustrations about the animals and people they live in our oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds. You will see whale sharks, pygmy seahorse, brittlestar, snapping turtle, platypus, and an axolotl. Children will learn about the conditions of the different oceans, the different vessels that use water for either work or recreation, some of the most amazing rivers and lakes around the world, and how people live, work, and even go to school along the water. Just about everything you would want to know about the water that is on our planet.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  Nothing

To whom would you recommend this book? Perfect for children between the ages of four and eight. This book provides a great deal of detailed information but it is not too overwhelming for younger children. It is a great starter book on this topic.

Who should buy this book? Public and school libraries, preschools, daycare centers, anyone who works with children between the ages of four and eight.

Where would you shelve it? Beginner nonfiction.

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes, it is a beautifully illustrated book and would be a great addition to any library.

Reviewer  Kristin Guay, former youth librarian

Date of review: August 13, 2019

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