DK Children An Anthology of Aquatic Life
DK Children An Anthology of Aquatic Life

An Anthology of Aquatic Life

By Sam Hume


Publication Date: November 1, 2022

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Ages 7 And Up, Grades 2 And Up

Dive into the wondrous world of water and discover the stories of more than 100 incredible aquatic lifeforms.

From the deepest, widest ocean to the tiniest puddle, this beautiful compendium takes young readers on an enthralling journey through the aquatic world, meeting amazing animals, ingenious plants, and much more along the way. Stunning photography and gorgeous illustrations complement storybook descriptions about each lifeform, and children can uncover hundreds of fascinating facts as they read. Did you know that elephant seals that can hold their breath underwater for more than an hour, or that the Victoria Amazonica water lily can support the weight of an adult, or that the brown basilisk reptile can run across water?


Discover the science of how plants have learned to live, feed, and breathe in water, and take a look at the unique challenges of distinct ecosystems on feature spreads about rivers, lakes, wetlands, and more. There’s also a visual index, packed with reference information including the size and location of each species.


With foil on the cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your place, An Anthology of Aquatic Life makes an attractive gift for any child who can’t get enough of the natural world – and it’s perfect for young readers to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories. From sharks and sailfish, to bulrushes and beetles, there’s something for everyone in this celebration of all things aquatic.

About the Author

Sam Hume is a wildlife filmmaker, whose work has featured on the BBC (Springwatch, Big Blue Live), Apple TV+ (Tiny World) and ITV (A Year On Planet Earth (in production). He studied Zoology at St. Andrews University, where he was the senior aquarist of the local aquarium—training harbor seals and managing captive breeding of thornback rays. Today, Sam lives in Somerset with his wife and a large menagerie of strange animals (including two daughters). This is his first book for children.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 224 pages

Publisher: DK Children

Publication Date: November 1, 2022

ISBN: 9780744059823

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