Book Of The Week: At The S.E.A. Aquarium
FIRST THINGS FIRST, WHAT'S THE STORY ABOUT? Well, siblings, Sam, Sebbie, and Di-Di-Di get a chance to spend a day at the S.E.A. Aquarium.
Once there, they waste no time looking at the exhibits, and they are drawn to the fascinating marine life that they see. But then, little brother Di-Di-Di suddenly goes missing.
Sam and Sebbie go through the whole aquarium looking for the lost little boy, but none of the sea animals can help. Will they find Di-Di-Di?
SO, WILL THEY? We’re not going to say — you'll have to get the book to find out. No spoilers.
OH, COME ON, TELL US SOMETHING. Well... okay, we will say that you will see a seahorse race, coral that quarrel and a big, black manta ray. No spoilers!
WHO'S THE AUTHOR? His name is David Seow (or Dave, as his family calls him). He's a graduate of the University of Portland and previously worked in Public Relations and sitcom writing.
David started writing children's stories when he was babysitting. "Tired of reading long, lengthy stories that had me parched by the end of the night, I decided to write my own stories and the kids were hooked," he said in his blog.
He has since written a whopping 43 books altogether, including education books.
This is his second book in the Sam, Sebbie and Di-Di-Di picture book series (which later became Sam, Sebbie, Di-Di-Di and Xandy). The series has several other titles, such as A Day At Dolphin Island, The Lion Dance, Fun At Adventure Cove and A Royal Adventure.
He also wrote Emma's Elephant, There's a Soup on My Fly and The Littlest Emperor.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME? What else can we say? We like the captivating and colourful illustrations by Soefara Jafney in the book. Also, we like the fact David has written the entire story in rhyme, which makes it fun and easy for young readers to follow the plot.
Check out the book here.