Original publication and copyright date: 1979.

Publisher Marketing:

Vivid art helps make this picture book a preschool story hour favorite. The art and simple text about fish in the sea help introduce comparison words.

"On a deep-blue background, the words 'blue sea' appear, and then the first of Crews's eye-filling paintings. The author and illustrator of Rain have invented another winner." (Publishers Weekly)

As a 5-star review puts it: "A delightful book to help the beginner/elementary reader learn simple comparative and superlative adjectives. 'Small, ''Smaller, ' 'Smallest, ' and 'Big, ' 'Bigger, ' 'Biggest' are mentioned in this 21-page story that averages about 3-4 words per page. The text is large, and the visuals are simple, colorful, and uncluttered."

Robert Kalan and Donald Crews are both masters of simple, compelling concept books. In addition to their collaboration on Blue Sea and Rain, each also has a number of other favorites to his name.

Among the favorite Robert Kalan books is Jump, Frog, Jump!

And favorite Donal Crews books include:

    10 Black DotsBigmama'sFreight TrainSail AwaySchool BusShortcutTruck

Product Details


ISBN13: 9780688115098

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Publication Date: Apr-1992

Pages: 24

Lexile Level: 0000

Ages: 04 - 08