Silly Squid! Poems about the Sea by Janeen Brian
Published by Omnibus Books
This book is full of fun poems about the many Australian sea creatures we find in the ocean. Each of the poems vary in length and are rhythmical and easy to read. Around the edge of each page of the poem, we are given some facts about the creature. This is a nice added feature to the book.
The illustrations are bright and colourful and cover the whole page to show the environment around the creature. The poems are strategically placed within the illustrations to capture to vastness of the ocean. I loved the eyes on every creature illustrated, they look at you almost inviting you to join them on their adventure.
Young children will love this book and with the turn of each page they will learn about and wander into the environment of the creature before them. Some poems are quite short and children may like to learn to recite them.
This book is also a great read aloud as each poem uses rhyme. Different rhyming patterns are used which adds great texture for the reader. It is a great book to introduce children to poetry whilst learning about the ocean at the same time.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Janeen Brian
Illustrator: Cheryl Johns
Title: Silly Squid! Poems about the Sea
Publisher: Omnibus Books
Published: June 2015