10 sea otters are as long as . . . 9 yellowfin tuna, which are as long as . . . 8 California sea lions, which are as long as . . . Have you ever wondered how long a whale is? What about a shark? Or a dolphin? Alison Limentani s extraordinary and original picture book introduces children to a fascinating world of numbers, length, and underwater wildlife.”
This book hits all the bases with my pre-schooler. It’s an animals book, it’s a counting book, it’s an ocean book. It’s a fun and quick read, but it’s also very informative. It is non-fiction in a very approachable way. The illustrations are simple and cute. We especially love the giant whale fold-out pages and the human diver silhouette on each page for reference!
Alison Limentani has a degree in Animal Behavior and worked as a zookeeper before training as a veterinary nurse. She is passionate about drawing animals, and sharing her knowledge about them, which led her to complete a Master’s of Art in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in England. She teaches children’s art classes at London Zoo and creates images using traditional printmaking techniques. Alison lives in Cambridge, England.