A First Book of the Sea

By Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Emily Sutton

A stunning anthology that blends poetry and information about the sea, from an award-winning team.

From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots, comes a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rockpools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins – all in the comfort of their bedroom. Emily Sutton's exquisite watercolours capture the breathless excitement of a child's first glimpse of the sea, the majesty of ancient trading ships and the sheer, staggering wonder of the humpback whale. The perfect companion to international bestsellers A First Book of Nature and A First Book of Animals, this book is sure to enthral and inspire readers of all ages.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406368956
  • Published: 05 Jul 2018
  • Price: £14.99
  • Size: 288 x 260 mm
  • Pages: 104

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Customer reviews


'“[…] a spellbinding anthology of poetry on the wonders to be found above and below the waves.”' Coast

'“[…] this compendium of rhymes brilliantly captures the excitement of a child’s first glimpse at the sea.” ' babylondon.co.uk

'“With tales of the world’s oceans, this compendium of rhymes brilliantly captures the excitement of a child’s first glimpse of the sea.”' Baby London

'“This ravishing coffee-table volume of poems is the perfect companion to a seaside holiday, cruise or day out, full of language rich observations about wildlife and beaches and illustrated with engrossing visual variety and charm.” ' The Sunday Times

'“Like fish and chips, Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton are meant for each other. You can almost smell the surf between the pages.” ' The Times

'“[…] a beautiful book that will keep children enthralled.”' Smallish

'“Just dive in and enjoy.” ' The Sunday Express

'“This collection of poems about the oceans of the world, accompanied by Emily Sutton's stunning watercolours, perfectly captures the excitement of seeing the sea for the first time […]” ' Nursery World

'“This collection of poems with watercolours illustrations is a future classic.” ' Mother and Baby

'“[….] an outstanding and wondrous evocation of the sea.” ' Red Reading Hub

'“A spellbinding collection […]” ' ParentTalk

'“This spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores will enthral and inspire readers of all ages.”' Bath Magazine

'“[…] it immerses the reader in the riches and terrors of the ocean, showing human depredation as well as swirling shoals and the mysteries of migration.” ' The Guardian

'A First Book of the Sea dazzles, wherever you read it.” ' tygertale.com

'“[…] full of heartwarming poems.”' http://thenextbestthingtomummy.com

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