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Commotion in the Ocean - Giles Andreae

Commotion in the Ocean

By: Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st May 1999
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old
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Dive into the ocean for a noisy rhyming romp packed with favourite sea creatures brought to life with fun, vibrant artwork. This bestselling picture book from an award-winning creative team is a delight to read aloud and share with young children.

About The Author

Giles Andreae is the hugely successful, immensely talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance. He is also the creator of the incredibly popular Purple Ronnie poetry range. Giles lives in London. David Wojtowycz is a talented artist and designer. He divides his time between London and Berlin. Giles and David have collaborated on several bestselling picture book titles including Dinosaurs Galore!, Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, which won the Children's Book Award in 1998.

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Commotion in the Ocean
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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  • Easy to understand (7)
  • Well written (7)
  • Deserves multiple readings (6)
  • Informative (5)

Cons

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    5.0

    One for any toddler

    By Grandma

    from Sydney' Australia

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

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      • A 'must Have' Book
      • Gift
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Commotion in the Ocean:

      A gift for toddlers that is one of their many favorites.

      Delivery and service excellent as always.

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      5.0

      Love it!

      By Cassie

      from Brisbane

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Well Written

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        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Commotion in the Ocean:

        My middle child borrowed this book from the kindy library and the pages were so worn that I couldn't read them so I purchased this new one to donate to the kindy as the kids obviously love it! It is very colourful and my kids tend to borrow it numerous times from the kindy library.

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        5.0

        I would buy this book again & again

        By Grandma in Tas

        from Tasmania, AU

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        Pros

        • Bright Rhyming Catchy
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • No Cons at all

        Best Uses

        • Appreciating Nature
        • Appreciating Rhyme
        • Gift
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Commotion in the Ocean:

        a brilliant book for sharing with young grandchildren. I anticipate many years of fun as we share this book repeatedly. The illustrations and the rhyming text are wonderful and very appealing and catchy. A great fun introduction to poetry and to learning simple facts about the natural world.

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        5.0

        a whole heap of happiness

        By Grandma in Tas

        from Tasmania, AU

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        Pros

        • Brilliant Happy Rhyming
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Sharing Together
          • Gift
          • Travel Reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Commotion in the Ocean:

          I bought this for my first grand-daughter who is almost 1 but who loves looking at books by herself as well as sharing them with anyone who will read with her. She seems to love rhyme and she enjoys bright happy pictures. This book is perfect for all these things. I will probably keep it for her 2nd birthday but can imagine it being a favourite for a number of years (in fact it is likely that she, like her mother, will still have it when she is adult. Books don't get any better than this.

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          5.0

          A must for any child's library

          By Wild Red

          from Brisbane AU

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Well Written

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            • Gift
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Commotion in the Ocean:

            This is one of my 14mth old favourite books. The illustrations are wonderful and jump off the page. The story line is interesting whilst being educational. This book is a must for any child's library. Overall this is a very impressive book which has a touch of humour.

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            5.0

            Great Night Time Book

            By Snow

            from Hobart, AU

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            • Easy To Understand
            • Well Written

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              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Commotion in the Ocean:

              My 3yr old daughter loves this book for nighttime stories and all other books by this author. They all are fun to read, great pictures and a good lenght for one book a night. Love em.

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              5.0

              Fabulous for grandchildren

              By Linbo

              from Sunshine coast

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              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Understand
              • Informative
              • Well Written

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                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Commotion in the Ocean:

                Our grandson enjoys this book and he reads it over and over again. The rhyme is wonderful enabling children to grasp the rudiments of reading. Pictures are bright and colourful and the information right on for littlies.

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                The round glass of a submarine porthole provides a window through which the animals of the ocean can be spied upon in all their "commotion." Crab, turtle, dolphin, jellyfish, shark, and more come under the scrutiny of Andreae, who gives each one a rhyming stanza or limerick that is often sing-song. Attributes of each creatures - a shark's big mouth, a dolphin's sounds, a swordfish's skewer - provide the subject matter, but the treatment is humorous, not scientific. The arms of the mother octopus enable her to tickle all of her children on their stomaches simultaneously; a crab's sideways movements turn him into a sneaky spy. The illustrations further anthropomorphize the undersea creatures, giving each one curly eyelashes and smiling faces. The only innovation here is a poem about barnacles written in tiny type on the underside of a blue whale, as if the words themselves are clinging to the giant. Otherwise, this British import is ordinary and often amateurish. (Kirkus Reviews)

                ISBN: 9781841211015
                ISBN-10: 184121101X
                Series: Orchard Picturebooks
                Audience: Children
                For Ages: 0 - 5 years old
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 32
                Published: 1st May 1999
                Dimensions (cm): 30.3 x 24.0  x 0.3
                Weight (kg): 0.23