Monday, March 12, 2018

Sea Creatures from the Sky by Ricardo Cortés

I asked to review this book because the illustrator is the #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator.  I wanted to see his artwork.  I didn't expect the story to charm me, too.

Black/Sheep/Akashic Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review(thank you).  It has been published.

There is minimal text but the graphics are enchanting.  You feel like you're in the water swimming with the other fish.  Even if you didn't read the story, the images are worth the price of the book.

Now imagine you're a shark and you're looking up through the water.  He talks about the sky but it's not the sky as we know it.  He's talking about the surface of the water.  When he sees a good looking fish and takes the bait, he's pulled up to the surface and gets touched by aliens.  That's what humans are to him.  Luckily they are scientists and he's set free in short order.

I liked the idea of their sky being different than ours.  This was a very cute story that children should enjoy.  Take a look and see what you think.

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