The Ocean (Touch and Explore) (Novelty book)

By Nathalie Choux, Nathalie Choux (Illustrator)

Twirl, 9782745976192

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

Scales, tails, flippers and fins—let's dive into the ocean!
Touch And Explore™ is Twirl's multisensory series for children who want to do more than just listen! Already bestsellers in their original French editions, these well-crafted interactive titles encourage hands-on engagement, learning, and knowledge retention.
What's rough, scaly, smooth, or bumpy? What crawls or dives? In this splashy treat for visual learners and pre-readers kids can discover the facts, feel, and functions of over two dozen marine animals.
They'll touch shiny scales and bumpy barnacles, turn a flap to find a clownfish hiding among the anemone, touch a shark's sandpapery skin, and discover who can squirt ink and change color!
This sea-feast for eyes and hands will encourage kids to immerse themselves in a fascinating beyond-the-bathtub habitat. It's a trip to an underwater world that's just a touch away!


About the Author

Born in Nancy, France, Nathalie Choux moved to Paris to pursue a course in Applied and Decorative Arts. Her work has appeared in advertising, newspapers, and dozens of children's books.


Praise For The Ocean (Touch and Explore)

"A French import introduces toddlers to the seven seas. The deep blue sea and the creatures that call it home are the focus of this large touch-and-feel book. Little ones will learn about sharks, octopuses, manta rays, and all sorts of other ocean dwellers. The illustrations are serviceable though bland; Choux opts for representational accuracy rather than creative license in his depictions. This is a book that'll be particularly loved by aspiring marine biologists, filled with facts and detail. The textures (a dolphin's "soft, flexible skin"; a sea turtle's "hard shell") will attract younger readers, but those just about ready for their first long picture books will get maximum value out of this read due to the book's level of detail. Little readers uninterested in the difference between clownfish and lionfish might fare better with companion title Farm, by Xavier Deneux. That title covers the barnyard in a similar fashion but has simpler text to accompany the engaging textures. A decent introduction to the undersea world. (Board book. 2-4)" - Kirkus Reviews