Shimmer & Splash - The Sparkling World of Sea Life

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Shimmer & Splash - The Sparkling World of Sea Life by Jim Arnosky

What a wonderful book to add to your bookshelf for both children and families to read.  It allowed my 4 year old and I to explore sea life in an informative way, along with tons of images to draw in a young child's attention. 
We have read it over and over again, as he specifically asks to me to read, or explain certain parts.  The author has done a great job in keeping it both fun and educational.  There are pages that have open flaps allowing you to see larger pictures which my son was particularly fond of.
My son has become a huge fan of sea life recently, showing a real interest in learning more about them since the reading of this book.  Often referring back to excerpts we read when he hears about sea life talked about elsewhere.  Just the first day we got the book we read it front to back 4 times, and he learned some fun facts that day.  It isn't just a book with lists of facts, it's a bit of an adventure underwater.  Above you will see how it inspired him to make stingrays with his modeling clay, just one of the under water creatures he has drawn up and crafted with his modeling clay after learning about them in the book.  It challenged him to want to learn measurements, both the beauty and danger of sea life, I would recommend this as a great book to add to your library, we sure are enjoying it.