This over-sized book is a joy to look at.
With richly detailed illustrations of the various aquatic environments, children will be fascinated and want to linger over each double-page spread.
This book explores a number of different wetland, river and ocean ecosystems found across the globe.
From the arctic to the tropical oceans, from the Amazon to the Wadden sea, each is described and illustrated in rich detail.
As each single page is A3 sized, interacting with an open page would feel like an immersive experience for a smaller child.
Rodrigues illustrates the fifteen various water ecosystems found on the planet in full colour.
The author, Kaufnam, is an award winning journalist and a regular contributor to the HuffPost and writes on environmental policy and climate change.
His passion is clearly expressed in this book.
He not only describes the worlds depicted, he provides a stark commentary on the effect of over fishing, pollution and climate change on the species that populate each ecosystem.
An important read for all.
Title: Earth’s Aquarium
Author: Alexander Kaufman
Illustrator: Mariana Rodrigues
Publisher: Walker, $44.99
Publication Date: 2 June 2021
For ages: 7-10 years
Type: Junior Non Fiction
July 14, 2021 at 12:32PM Jo-Ann S