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    DescriptionDive 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.


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    Title
    The Commotion in the Ocean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giles Andreae, Illustrated by David Wojtowycz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 303 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 229 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841211015
    ISBN 10: 184121101X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YQE
    LC subject heading:
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A3M79
    Libri: B-128
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 821.914
    BISAC V2.8: JNF003150
    Illustrations note
    colour and b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Hachette Children's Books
    Imprint name
    ORCHARD BOOKS
    Publication date
    13 May 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review text
    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)