While forms are precise in a geometry book,
In Nature, we must take a second good look.
So step outside and open your eyes -
The shapes you see could be quite a surprise.
So let’s look together, just you and me.
I wonder which shapes we’ll be able to see.
Come on a magical journey and discover the shapes and creatures of the ocean in rhymes and riddles.
You will learn about sea creatures in a fun and entertaining way, and also become aware of the man-made threats they face and how we can help to protect them. Beautifully illustrated, informative and thought provoking, this wonderful book is also great in a classroom for raising environmental awareness among children. Fun riddles will keep children's attention and motivate them to interact and learn. It teaches and motivates young and old to take action to discover and protect marine life.
Diamonds, Hearts and Sea Stars is the third book in award-winning and Amazon best-selling author, Janina Rossiter’s 'concept picture book' series. Janina Rossiter has again combined two subjects with enchanting handrawn ink illustrations on a background of acrylic art (her own paintings). This is a beautiful book that children and adults will enjoy reading.
The original hand-drawn illustrations in black ink marker on a background of acrylic art are exquisite and will entice young readers to turn the pages as they discover the fascinating world of the underwater world.
A totally charming and unique journey underwater that will inspirelearning, curiosity and care in young readers. With text flowing acrossthe pages like ocean currents and beautifully accurate illustrations ofthe creatures you'll encounter, your family will love diving into thisbook time and time again!
~ Natalie Fée, Author of How to Save the World for Free,
Award-Winning Environmental Campaigner and Founder of City to Sea
An exquisitely illustrated opportunity to thinkcreatively and learn fun facts about incredible ocean creatures, threats facing their survival, and how to take action to protect them! Abudding marine biologist must-have!
~ Callie Veelenturf, Marine Conservation Biologist, National Geographic Explorer,
Founder and Executive Director at The Leatherback Project
A fresh take on ocean conservation and learning. Follow along as you aretaken on a journey through the sea with rhymes and riddles.Scientifically accurate yet easy to follow - everyone must read this totheir kids!
~ Rebecca Daniel, Marine Biologist and Director of The Marine Diaries
Modern life is distancing children from the natural world. We cannot expectthem to love and care for creatures they don't know about. This charming and beautifully illustrated little book gently introduces youngstersvia poetry and shapes to the diversity of life beneath the waves. I wasfascinated and can't wait to read it with my grandchildren...
~ Pat Smith "Action Nan" Founder of The Final Straw Cornwall
A clever book teaching our children about shapes, yet at the same timesharing important heartfelt messages about marine animals in trouble. Iwas taken on a magical journey through the ocean, drawn in by incredibly beautiful artwork that brings these creatures to life. From now on I'mcertainly going to look differently at lots of my favourite seacreatures!
~ Elizabeth Ward-Sing, Co-Founder and Director of UK Charity Shark Guardian
Janina Rossiter's exquisite and unique representation of marine life is used so cleverly to magically capture the beauty and intricate detail of the species featured. This book is a powerful tool for developing ocean literacy: teaching shapes through connecting children to nature at one level but on another level, using species names and embedding advanced information, this book has the power to support what scientists call "Intense Interest".
Young children, typically between 2 and 6 (but for some it can continue, if their passion is fostered and not thwarted by school), are often sparked to develop obsessions for dinosaurs, for example. The ability to learn such complex names is a child's first attempt at mastery, they feel empowered and an authority - it is also well researched that Intense Interests can foster increased knowledge, persistence, attention span and deeper information-processing skills.
I believe Janina's book has the ability to spark "Intense Interest" in marine life for young children - not every child will become a marine biologist but hopefully for any children who are "sparked" this interest will be fostered and those children will go on to help protect our oceans.
Congratulations Janina Rossiter on a powerful work.
~ Sylvie Verinder, Director and Founder of Fillosophy, A circular economy solutions consultancy
A wonderfully illustrated book, written in rhyme, draws theattention back to nature and our largest environmental crisis - thepollution of our blue planet, the ocean.Young and old experience wonderful sea creatures, their unique shapes and how they can bespotted in nature - if you know them, you need to protect them..
~ Anne Mäusbacher, Founder of Beach Cleaner and Author of Kids for the Ocean