This engaging concept book invites very young readers to identify basic shapes that transform into beautiful undersea creatures.
In this simple concept book each double-page spread is devoted to a different shape. On each left-hand page, a sequence of simple pictures shows a basic shape evolving into the shape of a marine animal. The opposite page pictures the animal in the sea. The brightly colored paper collages make it easy to follow along as the sea animal develops. For example, a diamond becomes the scale markings on a catfish and a triangle multiplies to become the teeth of a shark. My favorite mural shows the butterfly fish (transformed from a heart shape) swimming in the sea. The three final pages to present some information about each animal that could add interesting details to discussion of the pictures.