Secrets of the Ocean: 15 Bedtime Stories Inspired by Nature (Nature Bedtime Stories) (Hardcover)

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A beautifully illustrated collection of 5-minute bedtime stories about the wildlife found in seas and oceans around the world.

Every ocean contains a thousand secrets… In this charming anthology of children’s stories by Alicia Klepeis readers will be guided under the waves to meet the amazing animals that live there. In one story an orca grandmother teaches younger members of the pod how to find the best fish, while another looks at a mimic octopus as it changes appearance to disguise itself from different predators. Kids will be thrilled by the tale of an otter and her cub playing in a kelp forest, and marvel at a jellyfish that looks like a fried egg!

Other stories feature swimming iguanas, diving penguins, deep-sea anglerfish, albatrosses in love, leaping dolphins, sleepy dugongs, majestic whales, hungry sea turtles, ancient sharks, and marching crabs! All of these marine animals and their habitats are brought to life with impressive skill by illustrator Kaja Kajfež.

Each story in Secrets of the Ocean is based on the real biology and behavior of these amazing wild animals, and at the end of each tale readers will find out more about the science that inspired the story. So as they drift off to sleep, they will know a little bit more about the world around them.

The cover features a timeless design with colorful foil and a cloth texture, making this book the perfect gift.

About the Author

Alicia Klepeis loves to research fun and out-of-the-ordinary topics that bring the world to young readers – from amazing animals to extreme environments. Alicia began her career at the National Geographic Society. She is the author of more than 170 children’s books, including Gutsy Girls Go For Science: Astronauts; Polar Bears & Penguins: A Pretty Cool Introduction to the Arctic and Antarctic; The Science And Technology Of Ben Franklin; and The World’s Strangest Foods. A former middle school teacher, Alicia loves doing school visits. She lives with her family in upstate New York.

Neon Squid creates beautiful nonfiction books for inquisitive kids (and kids at heart). We believe the most amazing stories are real ones, so our books are for children who want to decipher ancient scrolls, orbit distant stars, and dive into the deepest oceans. Our books are a labor of love—written by experts, illustrated by the best artists around, and produced using the finest materials, including sustainably sourced paper. We hope that by reading them kids are encouraged to further explore the world around them.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684493814
ISBN-10: 1684493811
Publisher: Neon Squid
Publication Date: October 1st, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Nature Bedtime Stories