Last year I was thrilled to review the first of the ‘one day on our blue planet books by Ella Bailey‘. It is one of my favourite books. I’ve been desperate to see the follow up books.
At the end of 2015 I was sent a copy of the second book – in the Antarctic and it’s been perfect to read as part of our learning about colder climates. The book is beautiful and anything with penguins is going to be a winner in this house.
Like the Savannah book, the Antarctic book is beautifully illustrated with so much eye-catching detail. Both the children, and I, pour over this book and it’s been great to look at the end pages to learn more about the animals that live under and above the ice.
There’s a real skill in being able to produce a book that not only engages but also educates young children and Ella Bailey really has captured this. I guarantee that the minute you set your eyes on this book you’ll want the entire series! There are so many wonderful illustrations that it’s almost impossible to choose a favourite, but I think ours has to be the ‘jump’ page as the penguins jump into the icy waters. The penguins are all different and we have had fun counting them and even naming them (daddy penguin, baby penguin, mummy penguin…).
Following on from reading this little book we also set about doing some penguin themed dot stamping – See here for the pages we used.
I’m so excited to see the next book in the beautiful One day on our blue planet series – I’m sure these will form the basis of a lot of our learning over the coming years.