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Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae

Commotion in the Ocean (original 1998; edition 2002)

by Giles Andreae (Author)

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A collection of poems about the many creatures living beneath the sea, including the crab, dolphin, and angel fish.
Title:Commotion in the Ocean
Authors:Giles Andreae (Author)
Info:Tiger Tales (2002), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages
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Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae (1998)


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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
David Wojtowycz
  GinaCast | Jun 30, 2019 |
I really enjoyed reading the poetry book Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz. The book was engaging and had a great range of characters. The author’s poems were based off of different sea creatures, with each poem rhyming as well. The poems were also informational as they provided simple facts about these sea creatures. For example, the poem on turtles says “we crawl up the beach from the water to bury our eggs on dry land.” This is an actual fact about sea turtles which is another great way the author is able to engage readers. I think this would be a great book for students who may not enjoy poetry because the organization of the book does not appear to that of a typical poetry book. For example, each page has an illustration of the sea creature of topic with a corresponding poem, however the poem is not introduced as a separate poem from the others on the page. The book flows like a normal children’s reading book. I also think that since the subject of each poem correlates with one another, this helps readers stay focused on the central topic of sea creatures. The overall message of this poetry book is friendship and peacefully living among others. Though these sea creatures are different from each other, they live peacefully together in the sea. ( )
  EmilyBoswell | Mar 28, 2019 |
This book is perfect for early readers. The friendly illustrations combined with the easy to read flow, makes this book perfect to give children an introduction to different types of marine life, while adding fun/ fictional/ memorable descriptions. This could be used as a bridge between informational books and narratives.
  Annalisebradshaw | Oct 21, 2018 |
This is a great children's book for elementary aged children. It names several animals that live in the ocean, and gives an accurate description of each. The story is a great way to introduce ocean life to students, and it is easy to engage them. I highly recommend this book for any lesson on ocean life. ( )
  ColemanRybolt | Nov 4, 2016 |
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Andreae, Gilesprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wojtowycz, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ceiriog, HuwTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, DianaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Nicholas & Jonah - G. A.
Extra big thanks to Many & Jemima
love from David
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There's a curious commotion
At the bottom of the ocean.
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