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The Ocean Is Kind of a Big Deal

By Nick Seluk   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338314656 Hardcover
40 Pages | Ages 6 to 8

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338816488 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 6 to 8

Oh hey, guess what? New York Times bestseller Nick Seluk has a hilarious new nonfiction picture book all about the world's biggest ecosystem — the ocean!

Have you ever thought about everything the ocean does for you? It changes the weather, creates oxygen, provides food, and is a great place to have fun, too! So why is the ocean such a big deal? Because we couldn't live without it!

This funny and factual picture book from Heart and Brain creator Nick Seluk explains the science behind the ocean: its plant and animal life, its contribution to the world, and what we can do every day to protect it. Humans wouldn't be able to survive without a healthy ocean. That's kind of a big deal.

Each spread features bite-sized text and comic-style art with sidebars sprinkled throughout. Anthropomorphized marine animals help readers learn through funny jokes and comic panels. Funny, smart, and accessible, The Ocean Is Kind of a Big Deal is a must-have!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal:

"Seluk's breezy, conversational prose and brightly colored, bodly outlined cartoon illustrations deliver basic information...A good overview of this complex, essential organ, with an energetic seasoning of silliness."—Kirkus Reviews

"Humor is the platter on which science is served, and everything here is done with the lightest touch. . . .A winning balance of laughter and learning." — Booklist

"Seluk intermingles simple information on the role of the brain and how we learn with silly, humorous comics-style illustrations...this is a winner." — School Library Journal

"A bold, humorous nonfiction introduction to the human brain and how it functions. . . .Readers will delight in the comic details of this title while learning a ton of facts about a typically complex subject." — School Library Connection

Praise for The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal:

"This charming star shines bright." — Kirkus Reviews

"The silliness might be the trick to get students learning about the sun in a fun way. An amusing treat for kids interested in space." — School Library Journal