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Curious young readers will delight in this whimsical and exquisitely illustrated ocean adventure led by deep-sea diver Kai in her yellow submarine!

Kai is an explorer. She is also extremely curious, especially about the vast and silent sea.

What’s on the other side of the kelp forest?

Are the squid sending secret messages to each other?

Where did all the coral go?

Why are the fish always in such a rush?

Could jellyfish have come from another planet?

Welcome to Kai’s Ocean of Curiosities, where you are invited to take your own walk beneath the waves. Simple line-cut illustrations in white and deep blue capture the calm beauty of the ocean, and the bright pops of Kai’s red diving suit and her yellow submarine will delight young explorers and adults alike.

This book is the perfect gift for nature-loving adventurers and classroom educators interested in marine biology, ocean conservation, and the many mysteries of our seas.

"Beautiful illustrations … make this book a dramatic eyeful….readers will definitely feel the grandeur of the underwater world and the smallness of its human guest. We get to learn some facts …. still, it’s Topolanski’s poetic language and beautiful images that will captivate readers….Recommend to kids looking for beautiful, impressionistic books about the ocean.” — Youth Services Book Review 

 "Kai brings readers along to explore the undersea world. The artwork is lovely and full of details to study. Elementary level readers will appreciate searching for species … [the book presents] a sense of wonder and adventurous spirit so readers can connect and see the same sights.” — Pamela Gombert, Kentwood Public Schools 

“Distinctively vivid ... aspiring explorers will be enchanted.”

 Kirkus Reviews

“Conveys the importance of caring for the ocean and its inhabitants….beautiful….dreamy.” — Booklist

Author: Joséphine Topolanski

Translator: Johanna McCalmont

ISBN: 9798985849479

Hardcover with Jacket

Full-Color Illustrations

Age Range: 3 to 7

Interest Level: Kindergarten to Grade 3

Themes: Science & Nature, 

Environment, Animals, Marine Life, Action & Adventure 

12 x 9 inches, 32 pages
Publication Date: April 9, 2024

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