Clare Beaton, author-illustrator
Clare Beaton studied graphics and illustration, and she creates illustrations for children's books using recycled materials. She has made art for children's puzzles and games, as well as television ads. Clare lives in London, England.
Rudi Haig, co-author
Rudi Haig is a digital content editor, copywriter, and journalist. He lives in London, England
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Young makers will learn ways to use (and reuse) everyday items in craft projects based on various kinds of ocean life, but this book goes above and beyond, also teaching about those creatures and the waters they call home. The double-page spreads are well organized, keeping all informational text about the given subject on the left-hand page, while placing all instructions for a related craft on the right-hand page. Beaton’s illustrations of the animals, such as dolphins and sharks, are colorful, and they are accompanied by helpful templates as well as an image of the finished craft. Steps are clearly described and can be completed by children with little to no adult supervision. Interesting facts about each animal will help children understand more about marine life, the dangers of pollution, and what they can do to help. Written in a knowledgeable voice and combining fun facts with creative ideas, this informative craft book is a must for any nonfiction children’s collection.
Simple crafts and recipes inspired by the natural world are described with easy-to-follow instructions (adult supervision is recommended for all projects). Attractive cutpaper illustrations portray animals and plants in natural landscapes (each species labeled with its common name), as well as the end result for each craft. A short introduction for each animal or plant that inspired a project offers more background informationnal, which means they are active at night.”). Oddly, mature deer are shown with white spots. The only human figures portrayed have medium and dark brown complexions. Informative and creative, these U.K. imports are likely to inspire many nature lovers.
ISBN: 978-1-63289-687-2 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-688-9 PDF
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Page count: 32
10 x 10