It comes as no surprise that my children love to read, given how much hubby and I loved to as children. We read a lot as homeschoolers and my standards are high for the books I love. I recently stumbled upon a book that was out on display in our local library called, The Big Book of the Blue, by Yuval Zommer. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of work therein.
The Big Book of the Blue is directed towards children of the ages 6-14. The illustrations in the book are magnificent and scientifically educated. Although they are still meant to be artistically illustrative, they are not glaringly wrong, as I have found in many other non-fiction illustrations. And the illustrations really are the star here.
The Big Book of the Blue is an introduction to the ecosystems of the ocean with short informative and interesting facts about the various featured animals. I highly recommend it for supplementing oceanic portions of science curriculum. I believe it will develop a love for the ocean and the animals that live in it while fostering care for its inhabitants and their health.