Young scuba divers get up close and personal with creatures they find in the ocean.
Barely serviceable rhyming couplets hold the focus on brightly colored ocean animals. “In our orange submarine / we dive down with a swish / All the orange creatures / Think that we're an orange fish!” (The name of each color is rendered in matching type.) Softly rounded characters are undeniably child-friendly. Scalloped edges on the cover resemble waves and provide background for tabs with smiling fish on them. A circle inset in the corner of each scene provides a visual key to the creatures depicted; an accompanying question encourages audience participation (“Can you find…”). Each double-page spread highlights a different shade. Countdown by the Sea presents the numbers from 10 down to one in similar fashion.
A cheery-enough chance to meet some denizens of the deep. (Board book. 1-3)