One day on our blue planet…. in the Antarctic

One day on our blue planet…. in the Antarctic

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.

One day on our blue planet book review - great book for introducing the Antarctic to children

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.

One day on our blue planet Ella Bailey

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…).

One day on our blue planet Ella Bailey

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.

Weekend Book Club




  1. Pat
    29th January 2016 / 23:14

    That book looks so good, and I love the dot printing.

    • 30th January 2016 / 08:12

      the dot printing is our new favourite thing 🙂

  2. 30th January 2016 / 16:47

    That looks like a really lovely book.
    Amanda #weekendbookclub

    • 1st February 2016 / 07:28

      It really is just the most beautiful little book x

  3. 1st February 2016 / 08:09

    The Blue Planet books are gorgeously illustrated, they’re a lovely way to introduce young children to different parts of the world.


  4. 1st February 2016 / 11:04

    This looks lovely – I’m a big fan of anything which is fun and educational x #readwithme

  5. 1st February 2016 / 12:45

    This looks like such a cute book with lovely illustrations. Perfect for getting kids engaged! #weekendbookclub

  6. 1st February 2016 / 20:03

    We loved this book too! And reviewed it recently on our blog, was lovely to read your review and hear what you thought! #readwithme

  7. 2nd February 2016 / 23:35

    wow the illustrations are amazing! what a fantastic review, ive never heard of this book but im off to go find it. thanks for sharing and linking up with #weekendbookclub Suz x

  8. 19th February 2016 / 18:53

    What a beautiful book! I love it, I wish I had known about it in January when we did a winter theme! Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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