Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Picture Book Review: Oceanarium by Loveday Trinick, illustrated by Teagan White (4/5/2022)

Quick Booktalk

Oceanarium is the latest title in the Welcome to the Museum series, and in nine galleries, it explores marine life. 

About the Illustrations

The pictures are the real draw of this book. The endpapers instantly immerse the reader in the world of the ocean and the detailed illustrations inside depict the vast diversity of the creatures who live in it. Each illustration is labeled so that readers can identify the different species shown, and there is a key provided that gives quick facts about each plant or animal. In my house, the pictures have been enjoyed by ages 2 to adult. 

Reader's Advisory

This is a nonfiction resource that theoretically could be used as a reference book, but which works much better as a coffee table book that everyone picks up and looks at casually. There is so much information in this book that it would be hard to digest it all at once, but it is divided into small sections that can be taken in one or two at a time. The reading experience really does mimic a visit to a museum, in that readers can visit the galleries in any order and still understand what's going on. My science-loving 8-year-old is my target audience for this book, but we're all enjoying it. 


I received a review copy of Oceanarium from Big Picture Press in exchange for an honest review.

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