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Commotion In The Ocean


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There's a curious commotion at the bottom of the ocean ...

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Giles Andreae is the hugely successful, immensely talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance. He is also the creator of the incredibly popular Purple Ronnie poetry range. Giles lives in London. David Wojtowycz is a talented artist and designer. He divides his time between London and Berlin. Giles and David have collaborated on several bestselling picture book titles including Dinosaurs Galore!, Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, which won the Children's Book Award in 1998.


PreS-Gr 2-A mediocre collection of rhymes featuring different ocean animals. "The crab likes walking sideways/And I think the reason why,/Is to make himself look sneaky/And pretend that he's a spy." Although the poems are short, the vocabulary will occasionally be difficult for beginning readers. The opening and closing poems state that the book explores animals that live "beneath the sea," and yet polar bears and penguins are included. The brightly colored cartoon art is playful, but uninspired. Stick with Douglas Florian's In the Swim (Harcourt, 1997) for more creative writing and clever watercolor illustrations.-Robin L. Gibson, Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville, OH

A big book full of warm, noisy illustrations...fast-moving and great to read aloud. * The Independent *
A bright and breezy book...with vivid, witty illustrations. * Times Educational Supplement *
What a fabuous book, exuberant from beginning to end. * Child Education *
A lively and lovely poetic romp. * The Scotsman *

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