Kid’s Book Review: Meet the Oceans

Kid’s Book Review: Meet the Oceans

About the Book and Author

This bold, bright follow-up to the popular picture book Meet the Planets is packed with sea creatures from dolphins and beluga whales to turtles and manatees.

It has been created by the same dream team Caryl Hart and Bethan Woollvin and also published by Bloomsbury

The ocean is a vast treasure-house, threatened by plastic waste and pollution, and this picture book is the ideal introduction to the importance of caring for it.

Children will enjoy listening to the rhymes and learning about all the different oceans and their special features. Our young reviewer liked finding them on the map.


Meet the Oceans cover
Caryl Hart Author

Caryl Hart writes picture books and young fiction and loves walking her dog and sitting in cafes and libraries. She runs creative literacy workshops for schools and libraries. She has written Whiffy Wilson, How to Catch a Dragon, Welcome to Alien School, How to Catch a Dinosaur, Supermarket Zoo, The Princess and the Peas, The Princess and the Presents, Catch That Rat, and Big Box Little Box. Check out our kid’s review of another book Caryl has written recently from her Mini Monsters series.

Beth Woollvin is an award-winning illustrator. Our kids’ panel also reviewed another fairy-tale picture book Bethan wrote and illustrated called  I Can Catch A Monster.


Book Review

The map at the end is my favourite page because I can see all the seas together

I really enjoyed our new book, it’s like going on an adventure. All the different fish made me want to swim with them. I like looking at the animals and all the creatures under the sea.
The pictures are bright and have lots of colour. We’ve read it lots of times already.
My favourite was the south coral sea, and I want to see all the oceans when I grow up.
The map at the end is my favourite page because I can see all the seas together.

And Maryam’s Mum says: We really enjoyed the book. It’s sparked an interest in all the different creatures under sea. A great introduction to all the oceans and a fantastic addition to our bookshelf.

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Whichever you choose, we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!


Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Maryam
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: reading, playing in the mud garden and crafting
  • Dislikes: raisins and tidying up
  • Favourite Book: The Proudest Blue by Ibithaj Muhammad and Hatem Aly
  • Favourite Film: Zog
  • Favourite Song: Ramadan Moon by Cat Stevens