Meet Gill, a flashy nudibranch (noo-de-brank) living a fierce and fascinating life in the ocean without a shell and completely ... NAKED!
When a curious young snorkeler stumbles upon Gill, she learns there is more than meets the eye when it comes to her sassy new friend. This soft-bodied mollusk is anything but vulnerable, turning a diet of dangerous ocean creatures into a poisonous sting of its own. Found in unique shapes and colors in every ocean throughout the world, Gill and his diverse family of nudibranchs serve as a reminder that being small doesn’t mean you can’t have it all!
With illustrations as striking and colorful as Gill himself, this is an underwater adventure like no other where young readers can see for themselves what makes Gill and his fabulous family of nudibranchs tiny, but mighty poison powerhouses of the sea.
"So fun for all! The characters in this book are adorably charming. Nudi is such a sassy little creature, who taught me quite a bit. Kids will laugh out loud with the underlying premise and with laughter comes the learning, this book captures it all. Very well done." – M. Mun
"Informative and super fun! NUDI GILL focuses on a unique picture book character, perhaps the first of its kind—a nudibranch named Gill and his new human friend. Together they take the reader on an underwater journey, diving into Bonnie Kelso’s gorgeous and vivid underwater seascape. As someone that didn’t know much about nudibranchs, I found this book packed with interesting info, great voice, and lots of kid-friendly humor!" –K.M.
"I always like children’s books that teach you something new. And the story of the nudibranchs taught us a lot about this fascinating species. I have seen pictures of the Glaucus Atlanticus or Blue Dragon before and have been mesmerized by its colours and alien-looking shape. Now I learned that there are all sorts of different nudibranchs. And all of them look like they came straight out of space. I’m even more fascinated by this animal than I was before. This book made learning something new super fun, not just for my little one but also for me. I’m off to look at more adorable nudibranch pictures." –Opened Books