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Commotion In The Ocean [Paperback]

Giles Andreae , David Wojtowycz , Hugh Laurie
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Book Description

31 Dec 2008

Dive into the ocean for a noisy rhyming animal romp your little ones will love! Peek beneath the waves to meet lots of favourite sea creatures, including big blue whales, jiggling jellyfish, snapping sharks and strange deep-sea creatures.

This special edition of Commotion in the Ocean, created to celebrate the 15 years of this family favourite, comes with a free pull-out sticker sheet.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (31 Dec 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1846160529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846160523
  • Product Dimensions: 35 x 26.3 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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

Picture books like these get everything right - funny witty verses complemented by vivacious and colourful illustrations. (Books for Keeps)

Fast-moving and great to read aloud, this is the sort of silliness that really keeps children amused. (The Independent)

Glorious, glowing illustrations. (The Guardian)

There is much here that will delight and inform. (School Librarian)

The illustrations are a riot of colour and accompany equally witty text. (Carousel)

Rhymes, colour and action, the perfect combination. (Child Education) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Book Description

There's a curious commotion at the bottom of the ocean... Join in and celebrate 15 years of this bestselling picture book! --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
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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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb toddler reading aloud book! 20 May 1999
By A Customer
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Commotion in my House!!!! 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
4.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Great illustrations 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
5.0 out of 5 stars a superb book 13 Sep 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab! 23 Mar 2011
By Clare
Format:Paperback
Beautiful pictures and sweet little poems, have read it to my two year old more times than I can remember without it driving me up the wall!! She loves hunting for the 3 hiding star fish on each page.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed......
I have received this item today after speedy delivery but found it's not the item I expected.
I expected a A4 size book but have received a smaller hard back?
Published 16 days ago by Kim Wiltshire
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Our children love this series of books. They're wonderful to read to young children and good fun looking at the illustrations.
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Published 26 days ago by Andy Vincent
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good condition
Just received it 3 of the booked are in very good condition only thing dont look at the cheap price coz postage is the actual price
Published 1 month ago by j khan
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
My daughter absolutely loves reading and being read to so it's difficult to pick a favourite book. This is definitely up there. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Book mad
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as anticipated.
I expeced the paper back version but a small hard board version arrived instead. Not quite so suitable for use in front of a whole class of chidlren in school.
Published 2 months ago by Solveig Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I had other books from this author that my 2 year old loves. This however is not a story but information about animals which is nice but I expected a story.
Published 2 months ago by Karen Blakemore
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I gave this rating as the book arrived before the expected date. It was used throughout a poetry topic in school and helped the children understand the concepts of poems very... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs R Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Great choice :)
I spent months reading The Lion Who Wanted To Love by these authors and my LO loved it. I however was getting bored so thought let's try this. Well I wasn't disappointed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sio_Connor
1.0 out of 5 stars No Audio CD included.
I ordered this book as I have purchased others from the author previously which my children really enjoy. Read more
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