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Commotion In The Ocean (Orchard audio books) Paperback – Audiobook, 30 May 2002


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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books; New edition edition (30 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843620421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843620426
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 31.1 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,585,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.

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Review

A big book full of warm, noisy illustrations...fast-moving and great to read aloud. (The Independent)

A bright and breezy book...with vivid, witty illustrations. (Times Educational Supplement)

What a fabuous book, exuberant from beginning to end. (Child Education)

A lively and lovely poetic romp. (The Scotsman)

Book Description

A collection of silly verses about various creatures that live in the ocean, including crabs, swordfish, whales, and polar bears. Book and tape pack.

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There's a curious commotion At the bottom of the ocean I think we ought to go and take a look. Read the first page
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4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 May 2003
Format: Paperback
By co-incidence I bought this for my son (three and three quarters) around the time we went to the sealife aquarium. It is great for car journeys where he can look at the bright pictures in the book while listening to the poems, good for night time reading and was popular when he took it to nursery.
One short poem per fish or mammal - crab, whale, shark, lobster, angel fish - you name it. One introductory poem and a final one to get the child to remembering the sea creatures they've heard about. Simple verse focuses on a particular characteristic of the creature. Sounds of the dolphins are great, and the underwater music bubbles tempting your toddler to giggle and dance.
Flip side of the tape is without music for readers following it in the book.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 May 1999
Format: Paperback
Twenty month old James loved this book, full of octopuses, sharks, crabs and undersea creatures. The colourful pictures and engaging rhymes are wonderful. There is enough depth in the book to keep interest going until the book can be read by the child on their own. Probably the best book for a pre-school child we have bought.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "chelleoldham" on 21 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio Cassette
I have a 2 year old who thought this book was so good we have read it at least twice a day for the past 3 weeks!!!! The poems are fantastic and the pictures are really stimulating for young ( and older!!)minds. We have spent hours pointing out which fish are which and then reading the poems, and he still isnt bored with it. His older brothers have also enjoyed reading this with him.( they have even taken to making up actions for the different creatures!)
I will now be buying the other books in the series to see if they are as good!!!Father Christmas had better stock up on book tokens!!!!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By E I. -THEOCHARI on 29 July 2006
Format: Paperback
Giles Andreae and his partners have written several colorful, snappy, rhythmic tales that instruct children in an incredibly fun way! Commotion in the Ocean succeeds in portraying even the swordfish and the shark in a realistic, yet not overly scary way. The illustrations in the book are superior, something I personally enjoy when reading to my children.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Helen Hill on 9 July 2002
Format: Paperback
Commotion in the Ocean is a fantastic colourful book with good pictures and funny poems, an absolute must for parents with children, look out for the starfish!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte on 5 Oct. 2010
Format: Paperback
My little boy loves this book, he's only 3 months old but really enjoys staring at the pictures and he makes lots of happy squeaky noises which i take means he's enjoying it! I would defintely recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Steven R. Harrison on 13 Sept. 2010
Format: Paperback
bought 5 of these books in the collection and they are all superb with great illustrations and very witty worded description.
my little girl loves these books being read to her
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By Mrs. M on 6 Sept. 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book contains rhymes featuring an angel fish, octopus, whale, penguins and lastly a shark. Each page pops up in bright colours and is fun to look at. The whale's tail moves as the book opens and closes, and the penguins dive into the water. My two year old loves opening and closing the book to see them move. His favourite is definitely the shark which opens its jaws wide as you open the page, it is a favourite game of my two boys to dare each other to put their faces into the shark's mouth (which has led to some damage to the shark in our book!). My personal favourite is the octopus which is using its eight arms to tickle its children on the tummy... a great excuse to tickle my own! Each page also has three starfish hidden around the page and under flaps which the little one loves to find. Highly recommended.
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