A non-fiction picture book to introduce children to ocean fish, plus activities to teach children more about the diversity of tropical reef fish.
This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for my time. I was not required to write a positive review. I’ve shared my own honest opinions.
Some links on this site are affiliate links and as an associate I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. Click on the images and blue text to be taken to links. Thank you! Learn more.
Besides being fun, puzzles are an often overlooked educational tool. I’ve used puzzles to teach my children about the world. I also love using 4D Cityscape Time puzzles in our history lessons, as they allow children to see how historical events shape cities and countries.
I believe in hands on learning wherever possible, in all school subjects. So when I was offered the chance to review three new Dr. Livingston human body jumbo learning puzzles, I said yes. I knew these puzzles would be fantastic for teaching my children about the human body.
Using Puzzles to Teach Children About the Human Body
Discover Ocean Fish with All Fish Faces
We all love the beach, but I feel like we don’t think enough about the incredibly diverse world that lives inside the ocean’s waters.
Lucky for us, Tam Warner Minton created a beautiful book all about tropical reef fish so that we can all learn a little bit about ocean life. We were sent a review copy of the book.
All Fish Faces is a beautiful book, full of photos the author took while scuba diving. My kids found both the pictures and the text highly engaging.
The book features photos of tons of fish. Some, like Butterfly fish, fit the picture I have in my eye of tropical reef fish.
Others, like the Parrotfish, look very different from what I picture in my head when thinking about tropical reef fish.
All Fish Faces features all sorts of fascinating facts, like that much of the sand you find around coral reefs is actually Parrotfish poop! Clearly the author understand how to grab children’s attention!
What Do Kids Learn in All Fish Faces?
There is a lot of science spread throughout the book. I especially appreciated the way the author ties a fish’s appearance to the way they live their everyday lives.
I learned a lot reading this book. For example, I learned that grouper fish often weigh over 200 pounds!
The author’s passion for the subject shines throughout the book. She explains how children can help protect ocean animals, and 10% of the profits from her book go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation, an organization that tries to keep ocean giants in the ocean where they belong.
If you find fish even a little bit interesting, you’ll want to read this book! Think fish are boring? Read the book, and I bet you’ll change your mind!
All Fish Faces Giveaway
The author is offering 5 copies of her paperback book to residents of Canada or the USA. Enter below.
More Fun Ways to Learn About the Ocean with Kid
Share comments and feedback below, on my Facebook page, or by tagging me on Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter to receive book recommendations, crafts, activities, and parenting tips in your inbox every week.