Synopsis from Simon & Schuster:
Compare sea creatures to land animals with similar names in this interactive play-on-words pop-up book with spectacular illustrations.
Lions roar…sea lions snore. Are catfish, dogfish, and elephant seals the same as a cat, a dog, or an elephant? Pop-ups reveal their differences in this delightful introduction to amazing creatures of land and sea.
About: Deep in the Sea is a children’s nonfiction pop up picture book written by Susan B. Katz and illustrated by David A. Carter. It will be published on 7/27/2021 by Little Simon, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, hardcover, 12 pages. The genres are children’s book, nonfiction, and animals. This book is intended for readers ages 3 and up, grades P and up. According to the publisher’s website, “Little Simon publishes innovative books for young children. Among our award-winning and bestselling titles are Sandra Boynton’s The Going to Bed Book, Karen Katz’s Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?, Robert Sabuda’s The Wizard of Oz pop-up, and David Carter’s The Happy Little Yellow Box. Little Simon’s Classic Board Book collection features timeless favorites perfectly designed for the youngest of readers, such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, and Little Quack.” Please see below for more information about the author, illustrator, and publisher.
My Experience: I started reading Deep in the Sea for my nearly 2 year-old daughter on 7/11/2021 and we finished it that same day. We have since studied through the book again several times. My daughter loved the pop up sea animals. I loved the variety of animal choices as well as the colorful illustrations. The pages were sturdy including the pop up animals. My daughter grabbed onto the animals many times as she learned the names of the animals but they didn’t rip or bend.
This book started with an animal such as a cat and what it does is purr and then when readers flipped over the cat they will find below it two pop up catfishes and what it does is stir. Next came pictures of land animals which were a frog and a cow where the pop up marine animals were a frogfish and two sea cows. What each land animal does rhyme with the marine animal.
Deep in the Sea was well written and illustrated. I loved that it was not just the illustrations of the fish but its surroundings as well. My daughter had the opportunity to learn of corals while she count up the number of sea stars (or starfish). My daughter also at the age for learning colors and this book provided an excellent learning opportunities. Definitely a cool book for kids ages 2 and up. I highly recommend this book for everyone!
I rate it 5 stars!
About the Author and Illustrator:
Susan B. Katz is an award winning author and bilingual certified teacher. She has written ABC, Baby Me!; All Year Round; and Deep in the Sea, among others. She lives in California. (Photo obtained from the author’s Goodreads account and Info obtained from Simon & Schuster’s website).
David A. Carter is a master paper engineer and creator of How Many Bugs in a Box? and more books in that series, which has sold more than six million copies. He is also the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed One Red Dot, among others. Carter lives in Auburn, California, with his family. (Photo and info obtained from Simon & Schuster’s website).
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***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.