Illustrated by Francesca Cosanti
978-1-62795-158-6 | Hardcover | 40 pages | 11.31″ x 15″
List Price: $16.95
Sure, you know that the oceans are full of big sea creatures, but did you know that it has some of the biggest living animals on Earth? You can find them among the 40 pages of The Big Book of Sea Creatures. It’s also got plenty of small creatures — some even smaller than your thumb. You’ll find them hiding among the pages of The Small Book of Tiny Sea Creatures. Come and meet them all!
“The Big Book of Giant Sea Creatures and the Small Book of Tiny Sea Creatures portrays in the two parts 36 brightly hued, often exotic saltwater denizens, from the ½-inch anemone shrimp to 110-foot blue whale and 130-foot giant siphonophore. An intrepid clownfish (sometimes, understandably, hard to spot) provides a sense of scale in each portrait, and accompanying comments offer notes on sizes, habitats, and like helpful points. Unwieldy for library use; just right for little hands and big (really big) laps. (Informational picture book. 6-9)”
Cristina Banfi graduated in Natural Sciences from the University of Milan. She has been working for over 20 years in the communications field focusing on science and educational games and has published a variety of titles, both educational and informational for young readers. Francesca Cosanti attended the Multimedia Illustration and Animation Course at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Rome and took the illustration course at Officina B5 at the Academy of Illustration in Rome. In addition, she took intensive illustration courses with internationally famous illustrators. Since then, she has worked as an illustrator in publishing, agencies, advertising and in the corporate world. As an acknowledged expert of illustration, graphic design and multimedia software, Francesca also teaches in various art schools in Italy.