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Hello everyone,
I was looking for a bit of inspiration and wondered if anybody could come up with some titles of PBs that are set underwater. The only one I can think of is 'This is Not My Hat'. It is particularly the artwork I'm looking to examine. Any ideas?
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Tadgh
#1 - February 16, 2014, 04:58 AM

THE FISH WHO CRIED WOLF
I'M THE BIGGEST THING IN THE OCEAN
OCTAVIA AND HER PURPLE INK CLOUD (NF)
UGLY FISH
BARRY, THE FISH WITH FINGERS

You can also go to Amazon and do an advanced search with the keyword "ocean" or "fish" and adjust the age range.
#2 - February 16, 2014, 05:14 AM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
http://www.dianamurray.com

Oh, and NUGGET AND FANG
#3 - February 16, 2014, 05:16 AM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
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Some portions of CARNIVORES are set underwater.
#4 - February 16, 2014, 05:21 AM
PRUDENCE, THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, BUSY BUS series, EMERGENCY KITTENS, and more!
Twitter @jodywrites4kids

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How about POUT POUT FISH by Deborah Diesen?
#5 - February 16, 2014, 05:36 AM
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GOODNIGHT ARK
 GOODNIGHT MANGER
LOVE IS KIND
 DIVA DELORES & THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE

Okay, not to plug my own book (here goes anyway), but teachers and librarians gush (pun intended) about the underwater illustrations as much as I do.


THESE SEAS COUNT!  (Albert Whitman, 2013)


My wonderful illustrator Sarah Snow has done an amazing job making readers feel as though we're in the ocean with the creatures I've written in my text.
#6 - February 16, 2014, 09:23 AM
THESE THINGS COUNT! award-winning nature series Albert Whitman
TWIGS (YA)  Merit Press
www.alisonashleyformento.com

"Mermaid Dreams" - illustrated by "The Pope Twins" - full-page, mostly underwater illustrations.
#7 - February 16, 2014, 09:44 AM
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2019, Dancing with Daisy (PB)
2019, Say What You Mean (MG)
2018, Talking to the Moon (MG)
2018, A Halifax Time-Travelling Tune (PB)

CLARK THE SHARK
#8 - February 16, 2014, 11:59 AM

Thanks everyone! Lots of good suggestions here that I will be checking out, and These Seas Count looks great Alison!
#9 - February 16, 2014, 03:13 PM

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OCTOPUS ALONE

SEA MONSTER'S FIRST DAY / SEA MONSTER & THE BOSSY FISH
#10 - February 16, 2014, 03:23 PM
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PAPA'S MECHANICAL FISH
#11 - February 16, 2014, 05:41 PM

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You might also try:

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
Water Sings Blue
Manfish

plus there are several books by Nicola Davies that are on underwater subjects
#12 - February 16, 2014, 06:36 PM
HIGH TIDE FOR HORSESHOE CRABS (Charlesbridge, 2015)

Swimmy  by Leo Lionni.
Herman the Helper by Robert Kraus.
Both classics. :)

#13 - February 17, 2014, 09:41 AM

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TIDDLER written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Love that book. He does a great job of making the underwater scenes look realistic but comedic as well. It always bugs me when underwater scenes are full of bright reds and pinks and oranges... only because I know from experience that those colours fade dramatically after a few metres, unless you use an u/w flashlight. Silly it bugs me, because I can easily forgive an illustrator giving fish eyelashes, eyebrows and all sorts of other imaginative things!!
#14 - February 17, 2014, 09:42 AM

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Big Al by Andrew Clements and it's sequels.
#15 - February 17, 2014, 10:29 AM
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Franzilla, that's so interesting. That's the book I was talking about, too! The copy I have is called "The Fish Who Cried Wolf". I wonder if the UK title is different, perhaps? I'm not sure.

Anyway, I love that book, as well. So do my kids.
#16 - February 17, 2014, 11:08 AM
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Franzilla, that's so interesting. That's the book I was talking about, too! The copy I have is called "The Fish Who Cried Wolf". I wonder if the UK title is different, perhaps? I'm not sure.

Anyway, I love that book, as well. So do my kids.


That is very odd! Mine is Tiddler, the story-telling fish. I think I bought mine in the US, though, which makes it all the more strange.


Modified to add: Just saw that they did change it for the US. The US publishers didn't like the word Tiddler as it doesn't have the same meaning in the US? ie small? But it seems the new title didn't go down too well with Julia Donaldson as it implies Tiddler learns the lesson that he shouldn't make up stories, but actually there is no such lesson in the story.


Interesting fact I learned: Axel Scheffler didn't take the project on until he'd spent about six months figuring out how to illustrate a fish teacher - not knowing how she would hold the chalk and so on. So I guess you illustrators have your work cut out for you when doing underwater stuff!!!
#17 - February 17, 2014, 11:14 AM
« Last Edit: February 17, 2014, 11:22 AM by Franzilla »

Just a brief aside on Julia Donaldson: I recently attended a showing of this year's Oscar-nominated animated short films, and one of them was a UK-produced version of Donaldson's ROOM ON THE BROOM. It was lovely! If you have a chance to see it, I highly recommended it (all of them, really!).


Okay,  :hijacked :sorry . Back to the fishies!


PS For anyone interested: http://viooz.co/movies/15105-room-on-the-broom-2012.html
#18 - February 17, 2014, 12:22 PM
« Last Edit: February 18, 2014, 07:24 PM by LeslieG »

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#19 - February 17, 2014, 03:31 PM
Fur Balls & Feathers & Fins, Oh My! Animals Are My Kind of People
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Aha, that explains it, Franzilla. I actually like the original title better. I remember some people complaining (in Amazon comments) that the whole "cried wolf" thing didn't really fit with the story. I agree.

Leslie, I love ROOM ON THE BROOM, too! I love all of her books. Haven't seen the videos. I'll have to check them out.

And to stay on track, there's also the classic FISH IS FISH by Leo Lionni.
#20 - February 18, 2014, 07:43 AM
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Another classic: Rainbow Fish. Love that story.
#21 - February 18, 2014, 08:00 PM
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Sheep's Caps and Coats (the 6th book in my Farm Friends level reader series), August 2019, RR Books

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