Title: Ocean Life!
Author: Jill Richardson
Illustrator: Kate Francis
Publisher: Rockridge Press
“Ready to find out about some interesting ocean animals? Let’s begin our fun!” Jill Richardson’s children’s book, Ocean Life! A Coloring and Activity Book for Kids states in the welcome section.
~ What ~
This seventy-two-page paperback targets children ages four to eight years old who enjoy coloring and activity books, especially if they involve sea life. With no profanity or too scary scenes, over fifty word searches, comparisons, dot-to-dots, mazes, and drawings to color fill its pages.
After an ownership page and welcome, this book contains thirty puzzles to complete and thirty black and white illustrations to color. Often there are educational tidbits about the animals and plants regarding the sea. There are eight each of word searches and mazes and seven each of comparisons and dot-to-dots. The ending has all the answers.
~ Why ~
Our six-year-old granddaughter loves educational books about marine life, and this one is spot on with its added information on humpback whales, narwhals, lionfish, parrotfish, sea anemone, horseshoe crab, and others. I appreciated the comparison pictures, dot-to-dot creations, and highlighted information. Some of the pages would work for our younger grandchildren.
~ Why Not ~
While the coloring pages could be for any age, some of the word searches may be too hard for some. With the book containing thirty each of coloring and activities, some may wish there were more puzzles and mazes instead of illustrations.
~ Wish ~
While I was impressed with this read, I wish other themed books on jungles, birds, reptiles, et cetera were also designed similarly.
~ Want ~
If your child is fascinated by the ocean and enjoys activity/coloring books, this is a perfect answer to a stay-at-home day. It not only is fun but educational. Our granddaughter will be delighted finding her favorite sea creature, the narwhal, in it.
Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary that I am under no obligation to review.
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This book can be purchased at https://amzn.to/2XkgsR5